“Come, Lord Jesus”
The Advent refrain of “Come, Lord Jesus”, is something which will take us through our season up to Christmas. When the Church prays ‘come’, it recognises that it is Jesus Christ who is the source of its life, and the cause of its identity. The Church, in praying “Come, Lord Jesus”, acknowledges that Christ Himself is the norm and content of our life of faith, of our prayer, indeed, of everything we do. As we make our refrain of “Come, Lord Jesus”, we truly recognise our need of Him and His salvation, and so look to place ourselves in His presence. Advent teaches us how to pray.
As part of our spiritual preparation for Advent, I would like to invite you to join me in the mornings (via live- stream), for a time of quiet Advent Recollection with the Lord. This time will begin with the Angelus at 7:15am, and concluding with Morning prayer at 8:00am. I pray that this time of quiet will inwardly shape us so as to be able to enthrone the Infant King at the centre of our lives.