Advent— As the World Watches

This Advent we can celebrate Christmas humbly, beautifully, and generously. The world can get tangled up in lights, profits, and debt, but if the world watches us— Christians who wait for The King— let them see us spending time with loved ones, freeing up resources to support causes that matter, and loving others like Jesus did.
Sunday, December 3 – Week 1 – Hope: Prophecy Candle Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world.– C.S. Lewis
Sunday, December 10 – Week 2 – Peace: Bethlehem Candle
May we be in this world a ray of that light which shone forth from Bethlehem, bringing joy and peace to the hearts of all men and women. – Pope Francis
Sunday, December 17 – Week 3 – Joy: Shepherd’s Candle Gaudete Sunday Rejoice for He is near! “But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; for see — I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.’” Luke 2:10-11
Sunday, December 24 – Advent week 4 – Love: Angel’s Candle The angels announced the good news of a Savior. “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:17