2020-12-062nd Sunday of AdventRev. Msgr. Michael J. Motta, D.Min.

Do you remember how slowly time went by when you were a child? Days seemed to be very long, especially if you were waiting for your birthday or the celebration of Christmas.

You would ask your mom: how many days until my birthday or how many more days until Christmas?

As you got older, the days seemed to go by much more quickly. You would ask: where did the time go? Or you would say: time seems to fly. This becomes especially obvious when you see how much children have grown in a year. Or when you go to your class reunion and you notice how old everyone else has become.

Today`s second reading is taken from St. Peter. The two books of Peter in the New Testament are not very long. Consequently, when we do not hear from Peter at Sunday Mass, most often we hear from St. Paul who wrote a great deal of the New Testament. Peter says in his second letter, that "in the Lord`s eyes, one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years is as a day".

For God, everything happens now, in the present time. With God there are no time constraints. Or to put it another way, God has time on his hands. But we do not. We do not have time on our hands. Life for us is way too short. And so, the message for today is: Make the most of the time you have on this earth. Make a positive impact on the world you live in. Use the talents that God has blessed you with to help other people.

God has blessed you with life. That is God`s gift to you. What you do with your life is your gift back to God.

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