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Advent: Get Ready to Welcome Emmanuel

Every year we have the extraordinary opportunity to welcome the Lord Jesus into our hearts with the Season of Advent which culminates on Christmas Day—the Birthday of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Actually, the Church invites us to meditate upon the three comings of the Lord Jesus. Indeed, this could be a most fruitful meditation. What then are the three comings of the Lord Jesus?

1. His First Arrival

The Lord Jesus came, born in the Flesh about 2000 years ago of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the stable of Bethlehem. Saint John, in the Prologue, reminds us in these words: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” (Jn. 1:14)

2. His Second Coming

Jesus will come again, and it will be at the end of time. Neither the day, the hour, the moment, and the circumstances are not known to us. The Will of God, the Father, will determine those times. Jesus constantly reminds us: “Stay awake and be vigilant because we know neither the day nor the hour. He will come like a thief in the night.” (Mt. 25:13)

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