Sunday, December 24, 2017

It's Here // Fourth Sunday of Advent


You would think that I would have so many thoughts in my mind on this last Sunday of Advent.  Surprisingly, that's not the case as my thoughts are few and uncomplicated.

I'm waiting for the coming of Jesus with hope.  Hope that He will come and better my soul.....hope that He will come to all those I know who sneer or do not care for His Holy Church and give them the grace of understanding......hope that He will come to the Tabernacle of my soul again and make it a holy resting place even more beautiful then before.     

How I love the Propers for today!  

This day you shall know that the Lord will come, and save us: and in
the morning you shall see His glory......the earth is the Lord's and the fullness 
therof: the world and all they that dwell therein.  Glory be to the Father......  
(Introit for December 24th)

This day you shall know that the Lord will come.  This day!  This year, my mind has wandered more towards the thought of Jesus's second coming instead of His coming this Christmas.

......and in the morning you shall see His glory.  "Hope" is what this line brought to my mind.  Even if my struggles seem to be too overwhelming or the burden too heavy, I know that if I persevere, I will indeed see His glory.  It is that glory that I hope will cover all of my words, thoughts, and fact, all of me.  This glory of God.......what a thought!  Just the immensity of it!  

.....the earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof: the world and all they that dwell therein.  To know that we belong to Our Lord Jesus is such a beautiful thought.  Usually I do not think of it in that way.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!  May God bless each one of you with countless graces this day, this season, and every day after.  May our Holy Mother Mary lead each of us up to the Holy Throne of God, never to leave and always to abide in the Glory and Love of God.

Jesus is near!  Use these last few moments to prepare our souls for the Holy Coming so that we can greet Him with immense joy, love, and adoration.
In the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,



  1. I know my comment is late (I didn't check blogs on Sunday or yesterday...way too much going on!), but I was super excited when I left the church on Christmas Eve, knowing Jesus was near.

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Emma!!!


    1. Hi Catherine!

      I know......the past few days have been crazy (the good kind!). Midnight Mass was so wonderful.....I wish I could do it all over again. I think that this year I am so much more aware of the true meaning of Christmas. I'm grateful for that grace.

      I hope you have a merry Christmas, to! God bless you and your family!