Second Sunday of Advent

Weekend of December 3/4, 2022
In today’s Gospel reading John the Baptist warns his
listeners: “Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!”
The Church’s yearly Advent herald is a call to repentance.
The season of Advent urges us to be open to a conversion
of heart. Christian stewards heed this call daily, and take
the need for conversion in their lives seriously. As a family
of faith, do we hear this call to conversion amidst the
massive holiday spending? The increase in credit card
debt? The urge to buy things that are not necessary? The
incivility on the roadways during the holidays? Are there
patterns in our own lives that need to be converted?