ADVENT - Coming A season to prepare for the Coming of Christ, at His birth AND to prepare for the second Coming of Christ, the Final Judgement.
Are we preparing for His second Coming?
1 Thes 3:12-4:2
"Brothers and sisters: May the Lord make you INCREASE and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we have for you, so as to STRENGTHEN your hearts, to be BLAMELESS in HOLINESS before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his holy ones."
St. Paul is making it clear [Don't fool around folks] "we Earnestly ask and EXHORT you in the Lord Jesus that, as you received from us how you should conduct yourselves to please God"
[You're doing good, BUT DO MORE] "—and as you are conducting yourselves— you do so even more. For YOU KNOW what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus"
Advent is NOT the season to prepare for presents, for parties, for big dinners. It IS the season to prepare for the Return of Our Lord, for the Final Judgement, for Eternity.
It IS the season to "do so even more."
As one special Spiritual Mother suggested, offer 1 Spiritual and 1 Material Resolution to live Advent, this season.
Do So Even More