Here we are in Advent 2021, the beginning of the Christian new year.  Another opportunity to offer our all to the ONE who gave His ALL for us.  During this period of waiting, we prepare to receive Jesus with greater consecration.  We lift our hearts and minds to fix our eyes on Jesus as we participate in His transforming love that brings us more and more into the image He desires for us. According to Romans 12:1-2 we make our offering: In view of God’s mercy, offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.  Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.  Romans 12:1-2