November 27th, 2022 is the 1rst Sunday of Advent, the start of a new liturgical year. What does it mean to make this new beginning? Why does our Church celebrate "seasons"...?
It all starts with Genesis when God said "Let there be light!' and light appeared in the darkness. God separated the light from the darkness. He called the light "day" and he called the darkness "night". Evening came, and morning followed the First Day...
Of course, that was the beginning. From God's hands an endless stream of days followed, each one newly created, each one holy and filled with hope. Our Catechism of the Catholic Church says, "The world began when God's word drew it out of nothingness; all existent beings, all of nature, and all human history are rooted n this primordial event, the very genesis by which the world was constituted and time begun."
God gives us time. Every day is a fresh beginning, a new start. How will we use it? Will we spend our days in vain pursuits? Or will we choose to seek Him, to listen to His word, and to allow ourselves to be transformed by praying and working for the fullness of His kingdom?
The choice is ours.
Days and nights! Bless the Lord!