Advent Reflections 2020
A Different Normal:
Australia has been through fire, flood and Corona virus in the past year. We have experienced loss, isolation, fear and challenges. Our journey has also included loss of income, shortages in food supplies, health issues and death. We are now being enticed by glitz and excitement as the Christmas festivities approach. How are we challenged to celebrate the birth of the Christ Child in our ‘different normal’?
The Advent reflections invite the reader on a journey going back 2000 years to ponder on the Infant Narratives in the Gospels. Spend moments with Elizabeth, Zechariah and son John, with Joseph and Mary and their son Jesus, with shepherds and angel messengers, a king who was threatened, and wise men who followed a star to Bethlehem to pay homage to the Christ Child. A contemporary story ends each week, inviting the reader to complete or add to each story
The Reflections are written for personal use and for group conversations. It would be helpful to find time to read the suggested texts in a different translation of the Bible together with the translation with which you are familiar.