Welcome to the Third Week of Advent! As we continue our Advent retreat, here’s a brief reflection to start your week. Please share your retreat experience with others here throughout the week in the comments.
The Third Week of Advent: Rejoice, Because the Lord Is Near!Petition: Ask for the grace to live in the joyous expectation of the Lord’s coming, who comes to bring us the grace of salvation.The teacher who helps a child solve a problem; the teenager who stops to share a word and a sandwich with a homeless person; the activist who insists on justice for the asylum seeker; the neighbor who looks out for the latchkey kids on the block—they are all reflecting the glory of the Lord.
—Excerpted from 2011: A Book of Grace-Filled Days by Margaret Silf