Advent invites us to look into our hearts to discern our willingness to listen and to respond to God’s call. The readings today tell us that only the just will enter God’s Kingdom and stand firm amidst adversity. Is your heart open to the Father’s will? In what ways do you struggle to listen and respond to God? Today’s Readings: Isaiah 26:1–6; Psalm 118:1 and 8–9, 19–21, 2–27a; Matthew 7:21, 24–27.
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