Advent WK2A (2016)

In this season of pre-Christmas preparation when we get caught up in anticipation of celebrating December 25, the gospel challenges us to acknowledge whatever within us is opposing His coming. The gospel challenges us “to repent,” to return our minds and hearts to God because the “Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” Each of us must make a decision to turn away from the Kingdom of Evil and toward God, the Kingdom of Heaven. For our hopes and fears meet in Jesus the Christ, the Messiah. We must decide which Kingdom we serve. If we choose the Kingdom of Heaven,then the way into this kingdom is heralded by John the Baptist: “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!”

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