"It is Advent again. In his sermon this morning, Oscar Uzin said: 'Be alert, be alert, so that you will be able to recognize your Lord in your husband, your wife, your parents, your children, your friends, your teachers, but also in all that you read in the daily papers. The Lord is coming, always coming. Be alert to his coming. When you have ears to hear and eyes to see, you will recognize him at any moment of your life. Life is Advent; life is recognizing the coming of the Lord."
- Henri J.M. Nouwen, Gracias! A Latin American Journal
Are you watching? Wait for him, like the wise virgins in the parable, because you do not know the day or the hour. Keep your eyes open, and carve out some time each day for purposeful, watchful prayer and devotion. My parish priest always says: "Give at least twenty minutes to Jesus." Can you give Him twenty minutes today? If you don't think you can, ask yourself why, and then make the time tomorrow. Remember, life is Advent!