With this Letter, I wish to encourage the beautiful family tradition of preparing the nativity scene in the days before Christmas, but also the custom of setting it up in the workplace, in schools, hospitals, prisons and town squares. https://t.co/iP5brT7CMh
The word #Advent means coming. The Lord is coming. This is the root of our hope: the certainty that God's consolation comes to us amidst the troubles of the world. Not a consolation of words, but of His presence among us.
In the #GospelOfTheDay, Jesus exhorts us to be ready for His coming: "Watch therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming" (Mt 24:42). To watch means to have your heart ready to give and to serve, to be attentive to our neighbour in difficulty.