Advent and Christmas Retreat 2011: Christmas Time, First Week

Merry Christmas! We continue our seasonal retreat by reflecting on Christmas. Please share your retreat experience with others here in the comments.

Christmas Time, First Week: Jesus Is Light in the Darkness.

Christmas candlesPetition: Ask for the grace to receive Jesus, the Savior, as the light of our path.

A first-century philosopher observed: “When I light a candle at midnight, I say to the darkness: ‘I beg to differ.’” As we light our Christmas candles, we, too, say to the darkness in our world and in our own hearts, “You have no final power over us, for the first and final word is eternal light.”

—Excerpted from 2012: A Book of Grace-Filled Days by Margaret Silf

About Jim Manney 750 Articles
Jim Manney is the author of highly praised popular books on Ignatian spirituality, including A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer (about the Daily Examen) and God Finds Us (about the Spiritual Exercises). He is the compiler/editor of An Ignatian Book of Days. His latest book is Ignatian Spirituality A to Z. He and his wife live in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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