Advent Minute

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Finding Joy Now and Year-Round

Friday, December 2, 2011

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For me, Advent is synonymous with "joy."

I find joy in the anticipation and preparations;
Joy in the music, lights and decorations.
Joy in the plans to be with family and friends
Joy in the giving to others in need;
Joy in selecting a gift that will bring delight to another.

All this joy comes to me and to you because our God loves us;
loves us so much that He sent his Son, Jesus, to be one with us,
one of us, one for us. It is an Advent joy and a year-round joy.

-- Sister Mary Kabat

 

 

 

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Advent: A Time to Reflect and Anticipate

Friday, December 2, 2011

AdventMinute2011Why do I love Advent? This is the time of the year to step back and take a loving look at the past year in order to step forward into a new year. The Church year ends at this time of year and the new Church year begins with Advent.

For me, Advent is a time of anticipation. The Scriptures are filled with hope and promise. God comes to us through each day's readings. I like to put myself in the loving arms of God and thank Him for all of the past year's blessings. Then I talk with God about what my hopes and dreams are for the coming year. I enjoy taking extra time during Advent to read and reflect upon the Scripture readings because they give me wisdom and enlighten me to prepare for whatever is yet to come. I like to join my thoughts with Blessed Mary and reflect on how she must have felt about this time of year.

KrautkramerGeraldine100pxYou, too, can help to enrich your life during Advent as you prepare your heart and open even more to the wisdom and love God has to bring to you and oh, how He desires and waits for you. God bless you and us all!

Blessed Advent and joyful waiting.

-- Sister Gerri Krautkramer

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