Dear sisters and brothers,
We start another liturgical year with the First Sunday in Advent. Once again, the Church in the gospel reading encourages us to stay awake, not in fear, but with our heads held high, because we know that our salvation is near at hand.
As we start our preparation for Christmas, the birth of God become human among us, the Word of God taking on human flesh, we also remind ourselves that God is always incarnating himself in our world. Our role as missionaries is to welcome God’s word and make it known.