First Sunday of Advent: Scripture Readings
Food For Thought
*excerpt from Take Time For Him: Remain In His Love
The nativity scene of Jesus as a baby in a manger may be quaint, but it has nevertheless had world-changing and life-changing effects. The incarnation of Christ stands as the axis of history. When the Son of God became man, He raised the dignity of human nature higher than that of the angels. No other creature shares such intimacy with God!
Advent we take a step back to readjust our perspective. Unfortunately, the craze leading up to Christmas tempts us to step backward rather than forward. We can too easily become either stressed by the anxieties of Christmas celebrations or distracted by feasting and consumerism that we forget the impact and gift of Christ in our lives. God became man, that we might become God. Advent is a time to reflect on this mystery and invite Christ to bring to perfection this good work that He has begun in us
+ God’s intimacy through Christ is startling and should have a startling effect on your life. Thank God for how He has transformed your heart and your life. Invite Him to transform it even more.
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