Friday 2nd December: Slow down. Take Time. Open up.

The theme of this school week is: Advent.

The Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Reflection

Waiting. It is not attractive word. It seems boring. What if… you were waiting for something that would change your life? How would you get ready for it? Would you make yourself busy, filling your life with noise and distraction? Rushing to get gratification. Would you spend all your time doing everything… but slowing down? NO?

Well this is what we do every year. Each year we have an opportunity, to dramatically change our life. But most of the time we miss it. We spend our time running around, trying to get everything done in time. When most of us forget, to get the most important thing ready…Our Heart.

This is what Advent is all about. Slowing Down and Waiting. To get our Heart ready… To bring Jesus into our life… A bit more fully, than before

Advent. slow down. take time. open up.

Prayer

Father, help us to do this. To open our hearts to You, not to get distracted by the rush and noise of Christmas. Help us remember You are the reason for the season. In Jesus name.

Amen.

Our Father who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy name;
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen.

Our Lady Queen of Peace pray for us.
St Joseph pray for us.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.