...the appearance of the glory of the great God and of our savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to deliver us from all lawlessness and to cleanse for himself a people as his own, eager to do what is good.
And so it begins.
The first days of the new liturgical year.
Draped in purple, with just a touch of rose and a hint of white.
And while the world has already started its external preparations for Christmas, we start our internal ones.
Advent is here. And while the repeated "Veni, Veni" of the "O" Antiphons are still weeks away, pointing us to the "Venite, Adoremus" of "Adeste Fideles", that time will come sooner than we anticipate.
But now, it is time to prepare the way of the Lord. He Who cannot be confined bound Himself in human flesh, starting with the nine months in His Mother's womb. He Who is invisible is about to be seen. He Who is the Bread of Life will come to the House of Bread. He Who is the Lamb of God will be born in a stable.
How you prepare will be up to you.
But do prepare.
Love, the guest, the rose, the bird, the star, the Lord, is on His way.