Advent is a time to reflect on the promise of a Savior. What a loving God who cares for His creation enough to send His own Son to pay the ransom to restore all things in Him. Does this not fill you with wonder? And yet how ungrateful we are, like the Israelites in the desert who grumbled and complained. They were punished by having to wander for 40 years. Only then did their children enter the promised land.
Will you enter the promised land - the heavenly Jerusalem? Or are you trading an eternity of joy with God for the passing allurements of this world. Will you stand with Mary at the cross or will you stand with politicians and earthly leaders believing in their false utopias purchased with the blood of the innocent? Advent is a time of repentance. Don't delay. Jesus is waiting for you in the confessional.