Emmanuel: God With Us
"Advent is my favorite season.
Each year I find myself so grateful that the Church knows just what I need in order to prepare my heart for Christ’s coming. This time of waiting is such a gift that I look forward to it every year—I even long for it! As the liturgical calendar turns to Advent, I am filled with expectant faith, hope, and joy. When we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King the Sunday before Advent begins, I am ignited, waiting, yearning. I am filled with the eager anticipation of Emmanuel, which comes from the Hebrew Imanu'el and means “God With Us.”