Feeling like you blew Advent this year? Christmas is coming closer – fast – and perhaps you’re feeling like your Advent striving has fizzled. Don’t despair! True, we’re coming down the home stretch of Advent, but there’s much you can do to make the most of it even if you’ve hardly done anything spiritually fulfilling these past weeks. From December 17-23, the Roman Catholic Church prays what is known as the “O Antiphons” – beautiful, ancient verses filled with joyful anticipation that herald the coming of the promised Messiah. In this episode of Simply Holy, I explain how the “O Antiphons” can help you make the absolute most of this home stretch to Christmas.
Couples should value each other so much that they actually reverence each other, almost to the point that they could genuflect before their spouses. Because God dwells in their souls, we should treat our spouses as reverently as we do Christ in the tabernacle. Our Lord in the Eucharist is a gift to us and a means for our salvation. So, too, are our spouses, although not in the same form, ontologically speaking.