23 Dec Fourth Sunday of Advent 2012
Preparing to worship
This last Sunday of Advent, falling so close to Christmas, is our final preparation for the great feast. The waiting is almost over and we are ready to welcome God’s greatest gift with praise, thanksgiving and worship. The letter to the Hebrews speaks of the eagerness of the incarnate Word of the Father to come among us: Here I am! I am coming…”, and the Gospel tells us of the response of the unborn son of Elizabeth who leapt with joy at the nearness of Christ. May His readiness to come to us be met by our readiness to recognise Him, welcoming Him into our open hearts, into our daily lives, that we may be slowly transformed by His presence.