My practice for the first week of Advent

I will reflect on…

 “As it was in Noah’s day, so will it be when the Son of man comes. For in tho­se days befo­re the Flo­od people were eating, drin­king, taking wives, taking hus­bands, right up to the day Noah went into the ark, and they suspec­ted nothing till the Flo­od came and swept them all away. This is what it will be like when the Son of man comes.” (Mt 24: 37–39)

And excerpt from the Dia­ry of Saint Fau­sti­na:

One day, I saw two roads. One was bro­ad, cove­red with sand and flo­wers, full of joy, music and all sorts of ple­asu­res. People wal­ked along it, dan­cing and enjoy­ing them­se­lves. They reached the end witho­ut reali­zing it. And at the end of the road the­re was a hor­ri­ble pre­ci­pi­ce; that is, the abyss of hell. The souls fell blin­dly into it; as they wal­ked, so they fell.” (Dia­ry, 153)

Eve­ry day until next Sun­day, I pray I will be able to and I try to:

 • Pau­se during my daily acti­vi­ties and remind myself of the pur­po­se of my life.  Give thanks to God for cal­ling me to eter­nal life in Heaven.

 • Take care to reco­gni­ze Jesus when He comes to me hid­den in vario­us people, in dif­fe­rent events of the day as well as in His word and sacra­ments.

 • At the end of the day I will media­te on: How and when did Jesus come to me today?  Did I reco­gni­ze Him? Did I reali­ze that He was the One I had been waiting for?  Did I enga­ge with Him with my heart or did I pass on Him with indif­fe­ren­ce?