Advent Day 16


Advent Day 16:
The Gift of Patience

People of earlier generations were
far more aware of the slow growth
of nature. We can learn a valuable
lesson in patience from observing
the small signs of growth.

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Advent Day 17: Don’t Let
Regret Hold You Back

Reflect on these words of St. Paul:
“Keep on doing the things that you
have learned and received and heard
and seen in me, and the God of
peace will be with you.”

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Advent Day 18


Advent Day 18: You Have
Gifts to Offer

Reflect on this quote from Br. David Steindl-Rast: “The smallest surprise, received gratefully, yields a harvest of delight.”

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Advent Day 19


Advent Day 19:
Simple Presence

As you focus on your breathing, reflect on the
happy and sad times in your life. Let your
mind and heart absorb the truth of this

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Advent Day 20


Advent Day 20:
All Are Welcome

The spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
because the Lord has anointed me;
he has sent me to bring good news to
the oppressed, to bind up the broken hearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release
to the prisoners. (Isaiah 61:1–3)

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Advent Day 21


Advent Day 21: Homecoming

Learn something new today about a person or group of people not like you in some way. Even acquiring a little knowledge about others brings us closer together.


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Advent Day 22


Advent Day 22:
God’s Word Fulfilled

At night before you go to bed, make a
conscious effort to ask God to bless those
near and dear to you.

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