The meditation for the fourth Monday in Advent goes to the heart of why Christ came to Earth - to forgive the sins of mankind through His death. That forgiveness affects us all, but it does not leave us without regrets that such a sacrifice was needed to redeem humanity. The meditation also reminds us not to waste time - to ensure that you have told your loved ones that you love them, to ask for forgiveness for things you've done wrong, and to grant forgiveness to those who have wronged you. While this physical life is ephemeral, we still have to live it, and should live it to the best of our ability.
So today, remember to tell those you love that you love them. Don't live with (or die with!) regrets if tomorrow does not arrive for one of you.
Something Fun for Advent
Grab your pillows and a blanket, get snuggled up in your jammies, and bring your favorite Christmas story to a family story night. Have snacks (cookies and milk are always good, but sometimes a bit too messy for the littlest ones), and take turns reading or telling the stories of Christmas.