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: Preparing a pathway in our lives
Breaking Open the Word
Suggested text for faith sharing: Today’s first 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: How do you experience God taking care of you, even in times of trouble?
Question for Youth: John went out to announce the good news of the Messiah’s coming. How can you be good news to your friends and family this week?
Question for Adults: When you hear Isaiah comfort the people by promising that God is like a shepherd who gathers the lambs into his arms, what is your response?