Lifelong CatechesisForming Catholic identity across generations
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: Active waiting
Breaking Open the Word
Suggested text for faith sharing: Today’s Gospel
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 words are repeated over and over again?
Step Two: Look into Your Life
Question for Children: What special things do you do to get ready for a visitor at your house? What things can you do like that to get ready for Jesus?
Question for Youth: What is one thing that you can do this week to help you remember that Jesus is coming?
Question for Adults: When you’re getting ready to receive a guest, what are some things you do? How do you apply this to receiving Christ?