How is celebrating Advent different from Christmas?
Many families and countries have different ideas and traditions on how to celebrate Advent versus Christmas. Some do not start any Christmas carols until Christmas Eve in order to make sure that Advent celebrations don’t become Christmas celebrations. But this doesn’t mean you have to pass up every Christmas party invitation you receive to make sure you are celebrating Advent properly. Instead, remember to keep the spirit of Advent in everything you do until Christmas Eve. This means having a spirit of hopeful longing, joyful expectation, prayerful penance and spiritual preparation.
Today: As you get in your car and Christmas tunes automatically start playing, try instead turning off the radio and driving in prayerful silence. Talk to Christ about what he wants from you this Advent season and make a prayerful resolution that you keep until Christmas Eve.
Sent by Amy Jacobi on Monday, December 3 at 10:00AM