Who remembers the Advent Calendars of old, with their pop-up windows for each day of the season? As kids, we loved opening them, excitement growing as we were reminded what Christmas means. As adults, hopefully we realize that anticipation of God breaking into our lives at every moment is what it’s all about. So how can we prepare now? What are the windows that must be opened?
Darkness envelops many lives and places in our world. Illumine a candle and pray for greater trust that the light of Christ can overcome all despair. Work at having a more open attitude toward those whose ways and ideas we don’t understand. Listen with an open ear to the Advent Scriptures of the Mass, believing that we really can expect God with us in every situation, challenge and time.
Make Advent 2016 one of open anticipation. Use this lovely Advent Calendar for Adults. Or sign up for this Sacred Advent Retreat. You’ll receive a daily e-mail that invites you to pray with a Scripture reading and related points of reflection. Open windows this season that really make a difference.