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: God is doing great things for us.
Breaking Open the Word
Suggested text for faith sharing: Today’s 2nd Reading from St. Paul
Step One: Listen to the Word
Listen carefully to Paul’s word to the Thessalonians. What do you hear Paul saying here? What single word or phrase catches your attention?
Step Two: Look into Your Life
Question for Children: As we get closer to Christmas, name one thing you really want for your home or the world, such as peace, friendship, or food for the poor.
Question for Youth: John tried to help people prepare their lives for the coming of the Messiah. What do you need to change about your life to be ready for Jesus’ coming?
Question for Adults: If you were to write three suggestions for those who follow Jesus, to keep them strong in their faith, what would you write?