Thursday, November 16, 2006


The Lovely Woozle from UKS is posting some Advent prompts for us to use. Cant wait to get started!!

Prompt 1: Weds 15th NovemberPreparationThe word 'advent' is Latin for 'a coming or arrival'. Over the coming weeks, we will take time out of our busy lives to think what Christmas is really about and what the birth of a baby over 2000 years ago means to us today. Advent is a season of preparation, just like Lent, but it is a different kind of preparation. Lent is very adult and serious, because it leads to a death; In Advent, we thank God for Christ's first coming, prepare for his final coming at the end of time, and celebrate Christ's presence among us today. As Christmas is centered in the new hope brought by a baby, it's a very child-oriented holiday. Because Advent leads us up to that baby, so is Advent.Today, take some time to think how you are going to mark this Advent season and to prepare yourself, both in spirit and by gathering your supplies to start your Advent journey.Father, in the wilderness of the Jordan you sent a messenger to prepare people's hearts for the coming of your Son. As we approach this season again, prepare our hearts and minds to receive your message anew, that we may come to a deeper understanding of this season and of You. Amen.

This prompt is an excellent begining to what I know is gonna be a fantastic time of thought, reflection and a closer understanding to Advent.

The Birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!!

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