J.M.J. Today, the Church begins her new Liturgical Year on this the First Sunday of Advent.
Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen, O.C.D., in Divine Intimacy: Meditations on the Interior Life for Every Day of the Liturgical Year (Rockford, Illinois: Tan Books and Publishers, Inc., 1996), writes that the Coming of the Messiah, Who is the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity become man, "was expected for long ages; it was foretold by the prophets, and desired by all the just who were not granted to see its dawn. The Church commemorates and renews this expectation with each recurring Advent, expressing this longing to the Savior Who is to come. The desire of old was sustained solely by hope, but it is now a confident desire, founded on the consoling reality of the Redemption already accomplished. Although historically completed nineteen centuries ago, this longing should be actualized daily, renewed in ever deeper and fuller reality in every Christian soul." (page 3)
The foregoing acknowledgement is nothing short of awesome! In brief, our cry is: "Sir, we wish to see Jesus." (Saint John 12:21)
Our Lady knows well where Christ is to be found. Let us ask her.