Advent is here and the first candle has been lit.
Advent has a purpose, it is a time of preparation. To make our hearts ready for Christ to be born anew within us, we will be reading daily from this. The Advent of Christ - Scripture Reflections to Prepare for Christmas by Edward Sri
My youngest will lead us by making THIS simple Advent craft found in a CHC book. In our journey to the nativity stable our path will be remembered via prayers and sacrifices.
How are you preparing your Inn...making room for Christ?
That's the purpose and necessity of this time before Christmas. The shopping and decorating and busy-ness often distracts me from what the Church recognizes in Advent.
The Eternal Word, who is outside of time, became Incarnate in time, thereby making all time sacred. In the season of Advent, we await the coming of Christ on all the levels which we experience time:in the past — as a babe in the stable of Bethlehem;in the present — as grace in our souls; and in the future — as the Judge at the end of time. SOURCEAccording to the General Norms for the Liturgical Year and the Calendar:
As always our Catholic faith informs and leads me to engage in a time of preparation.