Advent is a time to remember that He is here now, even as we reflect on His past “visitation” on that first Christmas. The second joyful mystery of the rosary recounts Mary’s visitation to Elizabeth. When we meditate on this mystery we can ask Mary to visit us as she did to Elizabeth, and bring Jesus with her. There are so moments every day when God is ‘visiting” us. But we are often so busy and distracted that we are unaware.
Your daily “lectio divina” is a prime opportunity to not only mediate and reflect, but to listen to the message the Lord may be visiting on you in that moment. Sometimes the visitation message is very clear. It may be an explicit direction, or a very sensible experience of God. Other times, it seems like somebody turned off the lights and nothing seems to be happening in prayer. But God is still “visiting” us in a deeper way, deeper than the feelings that sometimes accompany prayer. Be still in that quiet presence and know that God’s advent runs 24/7.