While remaining always open to the providential gift of God, parents must carefully assess if they have the adequate capacity to welcome a new life.
Jesus, I seek you. I desire you. I want to encounter you at Christmas this year.
Jesus is a way maker. If Jesus wants something to happen it will happen. Nothing stops him. He is a way maker.
Advent is a season of waiting. This season invites us to regain or rediscover the gift of waiting. It is a time for us to breathe and encounter. We are invited to intentionally slow down and say no to some things and so we can say yes to others.
Make small lasting changes in your life to grow in your spiritual life. Perhaps this seems like a painfully slow way to grow in virtue.
What are some of the tried and true spiritual practices that I can commit to doing this Advent so I am cooperating with the Lord in developing and strengthening my spiritual muscles?
Distance yourself from the world and take that extra time and spend it with the Lord. Take a break from the constant influx of all the negativity in the world.
The Lord wants to turn moments of problems into opportunities for praise.
Bring this area of your heart, and your life, before Jesus and surrender it to him. Ask him for the grace, strength, and courage you need.
Establish the habit of making one small, lasting change in your life every month. Typically growth happens slowly, little by little.