Getting Ready

Are you perpetually getting ready? Always looking ahead, preparing for the next event, the next project, the next vacation, the next thing you think you need to do? The great waiting seasons of the church — Advent and Lent — raise preparation to a high art form. It takes constant reminders to ourselves to come into the present, to be mindful of where and what we are in the moment. Or as Father Greg Boyle would say, “Now. Here. This.”