Advent Weeks 1 and 2

jordanmb08 —  December 13, 2013 — 2 Comments
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Celebrating Advent

People have been hearing a lot more about Advent this year as an urge to get more focused on the spiritual side of this season rather than the consumerism side. While this season is not only celebrated by Christians, the fact remains that Christians do not recognize the celebration of Advent as part of their traditional heritage because it is not in the Bible and because it ties into denominations they do not like. However, the spiritual richness that is present in Advent is undeniable because of the air of expectation that is built around the birth that we celebrate each year with Christmas.

Also, it is not to late to start your Advent! You don’t even necessarily have to have the candles, because that is symbolic. Just doing the readings is all that is necessary.

Advent Week 1: December 1, 2013

I am a little late posting these two so you, my readers will have to forgive me.

First Reading: Isaiah 1:2-5

Psalm: Psalm 122

Second Reading: Romans 13:11-14

Gospel: Matthew 24:36-44

I suggest reflecting on the season and focusing on the spiritual aspects. Open your heart and your mind to understand the gift that we celebrate as Christians each year.

Advent Week 2: December 8, 2013

First Reading: Isaiah 11:1-10

Psalm: Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19

Second Reading: Romans 15:4-13

Gospel: Matthew 3:1-12

Reflect on community this week–the treatment of others, ways to reach out to people, and walk the paths of righteousness. Not the righteousness of many fundamentalist politicians, but the righteousness that seeks social justices and that actively works to do unto others as you would have done unto you.

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I am a martial artist, follower of the Way of Christ, feminist, biology major, and a whole slew of other things to describe me. I am also on the way to becoming a nurse practitioner in due time. I love words and I have an affair with them. Writing, learning, reading, reaching others, and shopping are my passions. I write on topics of faith, social issues, and some poetry. I also write what inspires me, to reach others, and to show the hypocrisy of those who claim to speak in Christ's name when they act more like Pharisees. I am also on Tumblr, Writerscafe, Smashwords, and Facebook! Feel free to look me up! Tumblr: http://jordiebear08.tumblr.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jordie.bear1990 Writerscafe: http://www.writerscafe.org/JordieBear Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/JordanMBlaylock08

2 responses to Advent Weeks 1 and 2

  1. 

    I have simply no idea what you mean by this statement: ” that Christians do not recognize the celebration of Advent.” I’m a Christian and I have celebrated Advent all my life and in fact, if you counted the numbers more Christians celebrate Advent than those who don’t. Did you mean to say ” that Christians who do not recognize the celebration of Advent…?”

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      I should have said that most Christian denominations do not. The only reason that it has grown as much as it has in recent years is because of a renewed interest in spirituality and stopping the consumerism that has taken over this season.

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