First Tuesday in Advent


Craig Stephens


“There is great virtue in practicing patience in small things until the habit of Advent returns to us.” —Caryll Houselander

The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. He said, “Come away with me to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest with me awhile.” —Mark 6:30-31

Youngest Child: Why do we light this candle?

Oldest Person: We light the first Advent candle to remind us of the promise of the prophets that a Messiah would come, bringing peace with justice and love to the world.

A d  v e n t (slowly breathe in on the “Ad” part and out on the “vent” part) … There! You prayed today. Keep it up!

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