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Prepare for change

posted Dec 8, 2017, 9:04 AM by Risen Christ   [ updated Dec 8, 2017, 9:04 AM ]
10 December 2017 ( 2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT )
Prepare for change
Are we ready for our transformation? We’ve all read about John the Baptist, heard his cry to get ready for the coming of the Lord. Having been baptized with water, a symbol that we have been cleansed, to give ourselves a chance to start anew. So what kind of changes have we made? As Peter said, the day of the Lord will come like a thief, hence we can’t afford to procrastinate. What sort of person ought we to be? How should we conduct ourselves? In holiness and devotion? Perhaps we can take a leaf out of John the Baptist’s book, by beginning with honesty, humility and simplicity. John was not afraid to state the hard truths. He always pointed out that there will be one mightier than him coming after him, and did not take advantage of the people mistaking him to be a prophet. He lived simply, purely for the Lord. Let us together, find ways to encourage one another to walk the straight path that John tried to lay for us, in preparation for our Lord’s coming.