Grant your faithful, we pray, almighty God, the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ with righteous deeds at his coming, so that, gathered at his right hand, they may be worthy to possess the heavenly Kingdom.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
– Collect (opening prayer) for the First Sunday of Advent, Revised Roman Missal
December will be filled with a lot of dashing here and there, to and fro, with packages and presents. Amid all the hurry will we be “running to meet Christ”? Will there be any righteous deeds, any acts of justice and mercy tuck under our arms that we can present to the Christ Child?
Thanks for your prayers.