ADVENT 2021

Week 4
Dec 19th thru Dec. 24th

 

Week 4

Daily Reflections

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Opening Song

This is Jesus
We Are Messengers
 

Opening Prayer

O Emmanuel,
may this wreath and its light remind us
that it is Jesus who came to fulfill all our desires.
Bless this wreath and all who gather around it
as we prepare our hearts to celebrate Christmas.
 
Come, Lord Jesus, bring HOPE, PEACE, JOY, and LOVE to our world.
 
(Light the fourth candle of the Advent Wreath; Purple)
 

Gospel Reading

A Reading from the holy Gospel according to Saint Luke.
 
Mary set out
and traveled to the hill country in haste
to a town of Judah,
where she entered the house of Zechariah
and greeted Elizabeth.
 
When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting,
the infant leaped in her womb,
and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit,
cried out in a loud voice and said,
 
“Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb.”
 
(Luke 1:39-42)
 
 
 

Reflection

A wonderful way to share the Holy Spirit with others is through our presence, bringing them the presence of the Lord who dwells within us. We make visible to others the LOVE of the Lord when we bring His LOVE to them in their time of need, even if we are in need ourselves!
 
 
 

Children’s Video

Saint Nicholas
Brother Francis
 

Meditation

For Unto Us  –  LOVE
by Lo Alaman
 

Questions to Contemplate

What does the term “wounded healer” mean to you?
 
Why does bringing LOVE to others also bring healing to us?
 
How can God’s LOVE be a light in the darkness of someone in need?
 
How does having the Lord with us give us an endless reserve of LOVE?
 
In what ways is our infinite and Almighty God LOVE?
 
 
 

Closing Prayer

Jesus, may the light of Your Love always shine in our hearts. As Christmas draws closer, we marvel at Your great Love for us. Let Your Love transform every aspect of our lives and touch everyone we encounter. Our hearts are open to You, O Emmanuel.
 
 

Closing Song

O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Peter Hollens