An excerpt from the Advent homily given by Bishop Alan Hopes, auxiliary of Westminster Diocese, on the occasion of his parish visit to Sacred Heart Church.
Jesus says to us:
Stay close to me: you too are made in God’s own image, glorious with all your own possibilities.
Stay close to me: I will transform your understanding and your living and you will be alive in the Spirit;
Stay close to me – I will open for you the doors of eternity and your destiny will be to become one with God himself.
Stay close to me. You are mine. I believe in you – and in me you will be with me forever.