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Advent 2023: Lights, Camera, Action - Christmas is Coming! by Sis. Linda Aarons



 

And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my savior, for he has

been mindful of the humble state of his servant.”

Luke 1: 46-48

 

December 22, 2023


As soon as Thanksgiving is over, I feel the exciting rush of Christmas preparation, in anticipation

of celebrating the birth of Jesus, while preparing for family and friends. I remember the

excitement of my sons as children, and the enjoyment of watching my grandchildren trying to

understand what is going on!


Christmas time is an opportunity to engage in the Christmas story as shared with us in the

Bible. Using my holy imagination, my mind becomes a camera recording Mary, Joseph, the

baby Jesus, the Angel of the Lord announcing his birth, shepherds in the field, a bright shining

star guiding the Magi, Herod and the family’s escape to Egypt to save the life of our savior.


Christmas also makes me remember that although I have faced trials and tribulations, I am

grateful for the many blessings I have had in my life. Thankful, I must ask myself how I can be

a part of bringing more light into the world.


Sister Linda Aarons

Church School Faculty

 

Prayer: Lord, thank you for sending your son to be a light in this world. May we work together

to let his light shine for all humanity to appreciate the gift of our world and live together as

neighbors in peace. Amen

 

Advent Guide 2023


As we stand in expectation of peace on Earth and reflect on the events of our times and the lives of our brothers, sisters and siblings in Christ, we await change and new birth.


We seek, listen and perceive the presence of God in words of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love.


We invite you to join us in meditation, reflection, prayer and spiritual disciplines throughout the season of Advent and beyond.


Read along with us each day or download the book to read and reflect along with us offline.



 

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