In a world that is increasingly hostile to the faith it's good to hold close these joyous feasts like a warm, cosy blanket. As they grow I hope that these strands of faith and truth that are being embedded in their hearts will strengthen them through adversity.
I know that Christmas can leave one with the sense of an opportunity missed as if the Divine has escaped me. It can be as if I am a colleague of the Wise Men. I’ve spent my time staring at and studying the stars, but when the most significant astrological event in history occurs and I'm distracted. By focusing on the Christ Child it reorders your soul towards accepting the peace that the season heralds and the justice to our fellow man that it demands.
Over this advent season we’re committing to say the Angelus Prayer as a family. I’ve set my alarm with church bell sounds for 6 am, 12 pm, and 6 pm. It’s a simple prayer, but prepares the thoughts for the Christmas season. God became human and lived amongst us. Alleluia! Attached is a pdf printout… Continue reading Children’s Prayer Book; The Angelus Prayer