Advent is a time of waiting and preparing for the coming of the Lord. We spend a lot of time preparing in our lives. Getting dressed: what to wear? is it appropriate? is it in style? Going to dinner: where to go? what am I going to eat? do I get dessert? Going shopping: what do I need? what store is best? how much can I spend? And I could go on. But what about preparing for the coming of Christ!! I don’t mean celebrating His birth at Christmas, but maybe more so about His second coming to decide our eternal lives. Spend some time thinking about what we should change in our lives. Reflect on what kind of example of faith and goodness do we set. Ponder the time we spend with the Lord in prayer, devotion, or even thought. We are used to preparing for things we do everyday. Let’s make sure we know how to prepare for Jesus.