Preparing Your Inn ~ Advent

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.  SOURCE
 According to the General Norms for the Liturgical Year and the Calendar:

Advent has a twofold character:
  • * as a season to prepare for Christmas when Christ's first coming to us is remembered;
  • * as a season when that remembrance directs the mind and heart to await Christ's Second Coming at the end of time.

Advent is thus a period for devout and joyful expectation [Norms 39]. SOURCE

As always our Catholic faith informs and leads me to engage in a time of preparation. 

I am wishing you every blessing and  for an Advent that stokes the fire of your love for the Lord and makes a mark on your soul. God bless.


mamatigerj said...

Thank you so much; I find your words very encouraging right now.

Advent Blessings~

Trish@A House Upon The Rock said...

Advent is one of my favorite times of the year. Used to be my all time favorite, until I understood the season of Lent.

May the Lord bless you this season.

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