Hugo of Saint-Victoire (1096 – 1141) urged all believers in “the season of the Lord’s coming” to prepare themselves spiritually. “We must strive” he says “to enter the house of our hearts, open the windows and notice what is seemly and unseemly in that house. We must brush away the cobwebs, sweep the floors, clear out the dust and the dirt, strew the clean floors with freshly gathered rushes, fragrant herbs and sweet smelling flowers” (cf. Isaiah 40:3 ff; Matthew 3:3).
Please remember our Advent Reconciliation Service is next Saturday at 4.30pm.