Third Week of Advent
It is the Third Week of Advent.
“A man named John was sent from God. He came for testimony, to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him.” – John 1:6-7
John the Baptist was a witness for Jesus. He gave witness to Jesus, the Light of the world. He testified by his life and his words.
John did not pretend to be the Messiah. He did not try to call people to himself. He was always pointing the way to Jesus.
We too are called to be witnesses to Jesus.
We too are sent from God to testify to the Light.
And how do we do that?
!. Share your story.
2. Give testimony about how Jesus has helped you or healed you or changed your lives.
3. Evangelize family and friends.
4. Use social media like Facebook or a blog or your own website!
5. Testify by your life.
This Week's Reflections
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Advent Reflections on Scripture
Sunday, Third Week of Advent
"Joy is the most infallible sign of the presence of God." - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Today is the 3rd Sunday of Advent. Called Gaudete Sunday, gaudete meaning - Rejoice.
We are still waiting for Jesus but time to wait is getting shorter. Soon we will see the Lord. It is time to rejoice.Have you ever been so filled with joy that you felt like you were ready to burst?
I have found that when I feel joy like that, that is a sign of God's presence. Like after a prayer, or after a session with a spiritual director, or after hearing a "call" from God.
Then I can hardly hold it in. Maybe I should not even try. For to share our joy is to share the love of God, I would think.
Yes. Jesus is coming. Rejoice!
Monday of the Third Week of Advent
I actually had some time to myself tonight. Peace and quiet.
What a blessing.
I lit some candles and spent some quiet time with the Lord, listening with my heart.
Come, Lord Jesus. Come.
Tuesday of the Third Week of Advent
I saw a church sign on the way to work - "What's in a name? Emmanuel - God with us."
"What's in a name" indeed. That name says so much. And it makes all the difference in the world to me. To think that God would want to hang out with us, as a human being.
It says a lot about how much he loves us doesn't it?
Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent
We are waiting for God. We are waiting for the Lord to come into our hearts and heal us.
Waiting is hard. I am not good at waiting. But sometimes we have no choice. So we hang onto Jesus and we hope.
And we wait.
Thursday of the Third Week of Advent
I would like to think that I have a strong faith. That there is nothing that would bend or even break it.
And I know I have been tested in my life. But have I wavered? At all?
Of course. It is all part of the spiritual journey. Working and praying through our doubts help us to grow.
Lord, help to strengthen my faith. Help me to grow closer to you everyday. Amen.
Friday of the Third Week of Advent
I am surprised at myself. I am not running around like crazy trying to get ready for Christmas.
I cut way back on Christmas cards. I slimmed down in my gift giving because I have no money! I am making fudge and that is it.
I am trying to pray more and shop less.
A good recipe for a simple Christmas. I like it.
Saturday of the Third Week of Advent
Rain. All day. Humid.
Not good Christmas weather. I need cold and sleet. I need sweater weather.
Of course, it was not snowing when Jesus was born, was it? So what does cold weather have to do with anything?
One week left in Advent and then Christmas.
I am grateful for this day and for my God.
Remember on December 17th to start praying the O Antiphons! See Advent Page. Link below.
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