The Advent mystery is the beginning of the end of all in us that is not yet Christ.
No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There’s too much work to do.
You . . . must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.
The church asks us to understand that Christ, who came once in the flesh, is prepared to come again. When we remove all obstacles to his presence he will come, at any hour and moment, to dwell spiritually in our hearts.
—Saint Charles Borromeo
See, days are coming . . . when I will raise up a righteous branch for David; as king he shall reign and govern wisely, he shall do what is just and right in the land.