We conclude our seasonal retreat with one final week-starter reflection. In the coming days, take a few moments to evaluate your experience with the entire Advent and Christmas retreat. Perhaps you would like to share something at this time in the comments.
Thank you for your participation in this retreat.
Christmas Time, Second Week: The Manifestation of God in Jesus ChristPetition: Ask for the grace to be led by the star, the light from above, and to take this light to others.What was it that first drew your heart more consciously toward God? Perhaps a glimpse of the mystery— something you did not understand but intuited in a moment of deep peace—or of profound relationship with another person, or of awe and wonder in some aspect of God’s creation. In such moments, a spring of grace breaks into our lives and potentially changes everything. Keep those moments alive. Let them remain alive in you and continue to empower and assure you.
—Excerpted from 2012: A Book of Grace-Filled Days by Margaret Silf