Preparing For Christmas Rohr, RichardGo deeper into the holiday and Advent season with this book, Preparing for Advent by national bestselling author Fr. Richard Rohr. For each day of Advent, Fr. Rohr presents a Hebrew Scripture verse, a Christian Scripture verse, a short meditation on those verses and a reflection asking the reader to ponder his or her own life as it relates to the message presented in the meditation. He tries "to invite people beyond a merely sentimental understanding of Christmas as "waiting for the baby Jesus" to an adult and social appreciation of the message of the Incarnation of God in Christ. The suffering, injustice and devastation on this planet are too great now to settle for an infantile gospel or an infantile Jesus." Enticing titles given some of the meditations include Great Love and Great Suffering, What You Seek is What You Find, A Bias Towards Action and Jesus a Radical Reformer. Set aside a few minutes for yourself during the Advent season and read Preparing for Christmas in the morning and try to put the reflection into action all day. Or take some quiet time in the evening to read and ponder the offering for that day. No matter when you read the daily offerings you will find you have had a deeper, more spiritual experience of the Advent season after spending time with Preparing for Advent.
Preparing for Advent Fr. Richard Rohr Daily Advent Meditations Paperback