Saturday, December 3, 2011

Second Sunday of Advent

O Lord, stir up our hearts that we may prepare for Your only begotten Son, that through His coming we may be made worthy to serve You with pure souls. Through the same Christ our Lord.

I hope your first week of advent has gone well on all fronts. Not bad here.Made it to daily mass four out of five weekdays.   Lots of online shopping accomplished. A gorgeous 9 foot Fraser fir tagged at the tree farm, to be cut down next week, and decorated sometime between the third and fourth Sunday of Advent. Although the kids will lobby hard for on the third Sunday, pounding hard on the fact that it's Gaudete Sunday,after all, and what better way to rejoice than this? This is the one day per year when they are most intense about observing the spirit of the liturgy in our home. Dad will reply for the 30th year in a row that when he was a child they didn't put up the tree until Christmas Eve. Mom will counter that when she was a child the tree went up ten days before Christmas.   And we'll work something out.

On the other hand, not a single card is written yet. Nor a cookie baked. I just lost a filling. Blah.

Offer it up.

Come, Lord Jesus.