Advent Study – Preparing for Christmas

Daily Meditations for Advent

By Richard Rohr

How do we prepare are hearts and lives for something that we know has already happened?  By changing the focus.

“Advent is not about a sentimental waiting for the Baby Jesus,” Richard Rohr asserts. Advent is a time to focus our expectations and anticipation on “the adult Christ, the Cosmic Christ,” who challenges us to empty ourselves, to lose ourselves, to surrender.

Richard Rohr’s Scriptural reflections for Advent are the perfect preparation for the Christmas season. This beautiful redesigned book provides daily reflections for the Advent season, along with each day’s Scripture readings and questions for reflection.

Join us for a thoughtful discussion of the weeks daily meditation:

Sundays after worship at 10:45  in the Library, December 2nd– 23rd & Wednesday Evening at 7:00pm in room 8/9, December 5th—17th

Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard’s teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplation and self-emptying, expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized. Rev. Ginny has used several of his video shorts in worship.

Books are available in the church office for $10 or at Amazon.