WAITING, WATCHING, WONDERING
Are you watching? During the season of Advent we are always talking with the children about the importance of getting ready for Jesus to come into our hearts, about staying focused on what is really important during Advent, and about the gift that Jesus is to us.
Staying focused during Advent is such a challenge. It is difficult to not get caught up in “getting ready for” Christmas. We shop, we wrap, we make plans with family and friends – all in the spirit of getting ready and being prepared. The other perspective of “getting ready” is spiritual. Am I setting time aside to pray, to reflect, to remain focused, and to prepare my heart?
Each day Jesus is manifesting Himself to us. Often in our “getting ready” we miss Him. What if you tried each day during the following week to recognize how Jesus is making Himself present to you? Did someone do an act of kindness for you? Were you a part of a group that reflected goodness and kindness to one another? Did a difficult situation resolve itself without your help? Did you find the grace to do something that was difficult?
Practice sharpening your spiritual vision this week! Who will you see?
For our principal’s weekly letter please visit the Principal’s Letters page under parent resources.