Many of us are in an ideal place to celebrate Advent, but we don’t know it. It can be tempting to think that, because we are struggling these days, we can’t enter into Advent without a big change in our mood or circumstances. Nothing could be further from the truth!
Advent is about letting God come to us. We do the letting and God does the coming. And, the whole mystery of our faith is that God is not reluctant to come us. God is willing to come to us just as we are and yet we are tempted to prepare for Advent by cleaning everything up first. We try to fix everything ourselves. We try to save ourselves before we invited God into our lives. The season of Advent is given to us to help us realize we need to let God come to us. We need to accept the saving love of our God.
God wants to come to us and so we open our hearts and pray – Come, Lord Jesus!
Sister Lisa Maurer
Sister Lisa Maurer was born and raised in Sleep Eye, Minnesota. Before entering the Monastery in 2007, she taught and coached in Catholic Schools within the New Ulm Diocese. Sister Lisa Made her Perpetual Monastic Profession in July ll, 2012. Her first ministry as a Benedictine Sister was working at the parishes of St. Lawrence and St. Joseph in Duluth. Currently she is Director of Mission Integration for the Benedictine Health System.