Posted by: L. E. Barnes | November 28, 2010

Sunday Snippets–A Catholic Carnival

Each week, Rann hosts “Sunday Snippets” at her blog, “This That and the Other Thing.” Join us and check out some Catholic blogs, or if you’re a Catholic blogger, post a link to your own site!

My posts from the past week included some remarks about the Trinity by Fr. Robert Barron, a couple of Thanksgiving songs, a humorous Coke ad, some discussion of the Pope’s remarks regarding condoms, and my week’s “sabbath moments

As we enter Advent, let us keep in mind the real reason for this season in the liturgical calendar: not only to remember Christ’s first coming but to prepare our hearts for His return. At church today I received a small booklet of Advent reflections taken from the writings of the late Henri Nouwen. In today’s reading, Fr. Nouwen says,

 It strikes me increasingly just how hard-pressed people are nowadays. It’s as though they’re tearing about from one emergency to another. Never solitary, never still, never ever really free, but always busy about something that just can’t wait. Amid this frantic hurly-burly we lose touch wiht life itself. We have the experience of being busy, while, nothing real seems to happen. the more agitated we are, the more complicated our lives become and the more difficult it is to keep a space where God can let something truly new take place…. And so I say, make room in your heart for God and let God cherish you. There you can be alone with God. there heart speaks to heart….

Today marks the beginning of the new liturgical year. May we be blessed with a renewed awareness of God’s love for us and our dependence on Him. A happy Advent to all! 🙂



  1. This busyness without reality is what I’ve been feeling today at the end of this very busy week. Thank you for this uplifting post!

  2. Love the Nouween quote. Being ill has forced me into a massive slowdown, which is not a bad thing. But there is always room for improvement in my spiritual life and Advent is a great time to get started on a better relationship with God.

    • Amen to that! That’s what I’m trying to do this Advent.

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