Pater noster, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris.Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.
Advent. It is a time that we used to remember and to experience. Some of still do, but we are surrounded by a culture steeped in its own materialism and eventually self-destruction. Advent is a time of expectation: an active waiting and longing for the coming of God to set things aright — to bring the exiles home, to establish peace, to abide with the people God has called. It is a time to begin anew, as the church calendar circles back to its start, to begin anew and to live for the coming of the Kingdom of God. It is a time to pray, “Your Kingdom Come.”