Fourth Sunday of Advent - 22nd December
To the Lord belong the earth and all it contains, the world and all who live there;
it is he who laid its foundations on the seas, on the flowing waters fixed it firm.
Who shall go up to the mountain of the Lord? Who shall take a stand in his holy place?
The clean of hands and pure of heart, whose heart is not set on vanities, who does not swear an oath in order to deceive.
Such a one will receive blessing from the Lord, saving justice from the God of his salvation.
Such is the people that seeks him, that seeks your presence, God of Jacob.
Our lives as Catholics are oriented towards seeking the Lord, and this is true in whatever state in life we are called to. We seek to know Him better, to serve Him better and to be in His presence. CCC 1 tells us that “[God] calls man to seek him, to know him, to love him with all his strength.” God is not an abstract concept but a true, real presence in our lives. We seek to be in His embrace always, in the hope of one day rejoicing in His kingdom.
When we discern our vocation in life, we are seeking the will of God. In seeking to do the will of God, it is sometimes forgotten that to seek His will we must first seek Him. We must gain that closeness, that intimacy, that presence of God in our lives so that our will is only to do His will.
Advent Advantage: Spend time today in close prayer with the Lord.