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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Matthew 4:18 -22

Please Prepare Us

It is easy to get distracted by all that is happening in our daily lives, let alone in the weeks leading up to Christmas. So imagine being called on by Jesus. Would we drop everything and go without hesitation?

The two sets of brothers in today’s Gospel did just that. They dropped what they were doing and immediately followed Jesus when called on. “Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men,” he said.

Distractions often cause us to lose focus, especially on our tasks regarding the Church. Advent is the time to slow down and prepare. So when Jesus calls on us to make disciples, we are listening and ready to drop everything.  

This Advent, we need to ask Jesus to prepare us so we can welcome His coming into our lives. May He enable us to recognize Him. And give us hearts that welcome Him.

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Daily Prayer

Lord of all,
you are a God of plenty, a Lord who provides
for us in our need.
As I begin these early days of Advent
help me to believe that you know what I need.
Give me the courage to listen to your voice
and the freedom
to open my heart to the graces you are
offering me to place my trust in you.

SOURCE: Creighton University Online Ministries

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Family Activity

Take a break from the season’s craziness and have a marshmallow fight outside! Invite the neighbors to join in the fun!