Friends, this year has been a unique series of challenges. It is easy to look around and wonder where God has been, and what he’s doing. Here, we can draw comfort from the first paragraph of the Catechism, which says
“God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life. For this reason, at every time and in every place, God draws close to man. He calls man to seek him, to know him, to love him with all his strength. He calls together all men, scattered and divided by sin, into the unity of his family, the Church. To accomplish this, when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son as Redeemer and Savior. In his Son and through him, he invites men to become, in the Holy Spirit, his adopted children and thus heirs of his blessed life.”
We know where God is, and what he is doing. He is, as always, drawing near. As we celebrate Thanksgiving and enter into advent, when we remember and relearn how to wait for God, we invite all of you to join us in giving thanks for the ways he has drawn near to you. We would love to hear how he has been drawing close to you all this year.