This past Sunday, Pope Francis reminded children gathered for the traditional “Bambinelli Blessing” to pray unceasingly. He said:
Prayer is the breath of the soul...It is important to find moments throughout the day to open the heart to God, even with the short and simple prayers of the Christian people.
The Church gives us Advent as a time to catch our breath, so that we may open ourselves to the God who is always coming for us. Let us heed Pope Francis’s advice then, and give moments to prayer each day as we prepare for Christmas.