Father's reflection

Second Sunday of Advent
"Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is close at hand." God showers us with gifts of grace so we can bear the kinds of good fruit that John the Baptist demands. What are some ways we can bear good fruit right now in this season of Advent?
* Repenting of sin by making a good examination of conscience and a good sacramental Confession.
* Carrying out our normal duties well, especially whatever our work is.
* Accepting, embracing, and offering to God our own poverty and afflictions.
* Relieving the poverty and afflictions of others. This is showing mercy.
* "Prepare away for the Lord, make his paths straight"