WEEKLY Share the Word

All are welcome to join us! Each week, please find on this page our weekly reflection pieces. Provided by Alexi Haag


First Sunday of Advent – November 28

Next Sunday we begin the Advent Season. What does that mean to you? Does it mean something different than the Holiday Season?  In times past, the Christmas Season began with Christmas Eve, followed by 12 days of celebration, and culminating in the Feast of the Epiphany.  Advent Season was one of waiting, and preparation, and quiet. Growing up in mid-western winters, I could really feel this sense of quiet, with the snows muffling the sounds, and the overcast sky softening the contours of the earth. This is the feeling I associate with Advent. And, even in the brightness of Southern California, I can conjure that vision and imagine myself in that place. A place of quiet. Of preparation. Of anticipation. It’s a lovely place, and I wish that for you, too.

Happy and Peaceful Advent Season,

Alexi

Weekly Share the Word Reflection

Weekly Reading Reflections