In December I’m posting several Advent Reflections: some quotes, some images, some meditations. It’s not a series so feel free to dip in and out as and when you have a moment or are looking for new inspiration!
I found this quote at Carrots for Michaelmas earlier this year, and quickly copied it down to keep for Advent. I think it’s a lovely paragraph to read slowly and really chew over as Advent commences.
as the Church recalls this mystery,
she urges us to renew the memory of the great love God has shown us.
This holy season teaches us that Christ’s coming was not only for the benefit of his contemporaries;
his power has still to be communicated to us all…
The Church asks us to understand that Christ, who came once in the flesh, is prepared to come again.
When we remove all obstacles to his presence he will come, at any hour and moment, to dwell spiritually in our hearts, bringing with him the riches of his grace.”
St. Charles Borromeo
What can we do to remove the obstacles to Jesus dwelling in our hearts?