The homily I heard at last night's Mass was astounding! The nun talked about Advent being the time where we wait for our Lord, but the nun said we have it backwards. We are not waiting for Christ, He waits for us!
God is always there. In our joys and our sorrows, in our courage and our fears, in our good health and in our sickness.
In her homily, the nun made an interesting point. As a parent, when do you feel closest to your children? Usually when they are ill, right? You pay more attention. You try and comfort them. And that's what God does.
This Advent, instead of just anticipating the birth of Christ, we should anticipate the re-birth of Christ in our hearts.
Prepare the way!