By Julianne Danielle Lim
Preparing for 24 days until the coming of Christ at Christmas
As the year comes to an end and we begin the new liturgical year on 2 Dec, let us make a conscious effort to stop in our busy tracks, embrace the season of Advent and to spring-clean our hearts for Jesus’s coming!
1.Prepare our bed for Jesus
Our hearts are where Jesus wishes to dwell. We can make room by an Examination of Conscience by asking our heavenly father to reveal to us any unforgiveness that exists in our hearts.
2. Clean out the cobwebs
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is an important part of preparing our hearts for Jesus and He will show us where to clean out the vestiges of cobwebs that may still be lurking in the dark corners of our hearts.
3. Hang new curtains
Jesus abides best in those who have joy in their hearts. Let us throw out fear, judgement and disappointments. Instead let us hang joy, peace, hope and love in our hearts!
4. Prepare the best meal
We prepare the best meal and after all the preparations are complete, we simply sit and wait for Jesus’s arrival on our couch. We are certain that Jesus is on His way to our home!