Bulletin Insert: Advent 2 (C) - Journeying the Way of Love: Journeying with Family and Friends - December 9, 2018

December 9, 2018

As we continue our Advent walk, we invite you to see the Way of Love as a journey that can expand to include family and friends. Mary said “yes” to the call to birth Jesus, God’s Word, into the world and immediately went in haste to share her good news with her cousin, Elizabeth—a four-day journey into the Judean hills. Isn’t that what happens when we hear good news? We are driven to go and tell others. The Way of Love is good news that demands to be shared.

Sunday, December 9
What word or words from worship today have found a home in your heart? Share these words with someone close to you.

Monday, December 10
Choose to take a different route to work, to school, or to play today. Who or what did you encounter differently?

Tuesday, December 11
Read Luke 1:39-56. Tell a friend or family member about your practice of the Way of Love and invite them to join you.

Wednesday, December 12
Join a family member or friend for 10 minutes for prayer either in person or by phone.

Thursday, December 13
Call or write a family member with whom you desire a closer relationship. Tell them what they mean to you. Ask how you can pray for them.

Friday, December 14
Turn away from the busyness of the week and turn toward someone who gives you life or to whom you give life. Give thanks.

Saturday, December 15
On this day of rest, pause and breathe deeply with a friend or family member. Give thanks for the restorative power of love.

For more Advent resources related to the Way of Love, visit episcopalchurch.org/wayoflove. There, you’ll find links to the full Advent curriculum Journeying the Way of Love, as well as a nine-session curriculum for use anytime, a printable Advent calendar, video, and much more.

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Christopher Sikkema