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The twofold character of Advent calls us to prepare for the remembering of the Word made Flesh at Christmas, and directs us to wait with alertness for Jesus’ second coming.
Theme: Waiting, hoping, and preparing.
Breaking Open the Word
Suggested text for faith sharing: Today’s 1st Reading from Isaiah
Step One: Listen to the Word
As you hear this reading, what words or phrases strike you? What in this reading touches your heart? What image from Isaiah lingers in your memory?
Step Two: Look into Your Life
Question for Children: What can you do to be ready for God to come into your heart and your life?
Question for Youth: The Gospel tells us we don’t know when the Son of Man will return. If he were to arrive today, would you be ready for him? What is one thing you can do during Advent to prepare for his coming?
Question for Adults: As you prepare to re-welcome Christ into your heart while you prepare for Christmas, what does Isaiah call you to do? What does Isaiah call us as a people to do?