Cross and Anchors statue in foreground with snow covered campus

December 2, 2021

Thursday of the First Week of Advent
By Elaina Freeze, Class of 2022, Sister-in-Faith

 

The Gospel from the First Sunday of Advent says: “Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy” and “Be vigilant at all times.”

Jesus’ reminder, to put God above all else, is especially crucial as we approach final exams and the holiday season. With the highs and lows that come with this time of year, it is easy to find ourselves spiritually drowsy and failing to keep our hearts and minds set on God’s will for us. To-do lists are racking up and the constant need to study for exams is rising. Because of this, it is important to be rooted in a supportive community that promotes growth even in the most difficult of times.

During times of struggle and weakness, I have found strength and hope at King’s College, which has prepared me to face anything unexpected that comes my way with grace and faith. The Campus Ministry community has provided immense opportunities for spiritual growth, allowing for a strong trust in the Lord and His will. The women’s ministry group, Sisters in Faith, is another supportive community on campus, filled with genuine women encouraging one another to share in their faith. These communities and others like them that are present at King’s College prepare one to avoid the spiritual drowsiness that seeks to overrule us and to trust in the unexpected by giving it to the Lord.

God is calling each and every one of us to immerse ourselves in communities that bring us closer to Him. I am blessed to be within the King’s College community, being encouraged to grow and remain vigilant at all times.

To read today's readings and all readings this Advent Season, please visit https://bible.usccb.org/.