Second Week of Advent

In our Advent wreath, the second Sunday of Advent symbolizes Faith with the “Bethlehem Candle” reminding us of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem.  Advent is a special time of spiritual journey for God’s people as we await the birth of the Messiah.  Pope Francis prayed, “O Jesus, help us never to forget the meaning of our earthly journey.  May the kindly light of faith illumine our days, the comforting power of hope direct our steps, the contagious warmth of love stir our hearts.  And may our gaze be fixed on God, in whom true joy is found.”

What acts of faith, hope, and love can you do this week as you journey in faith with the Holy Family?