As we begin this Advent season, we focus on the universal spiritual practice of being awake—deeply aware. It’s not that we’re sleeping, but that it’s so easy to become distracted by the ordinary demands of life—especially in this holiday season. It is so easy to overlook what is truly most important, but staying alert is hard. God is always present to us; Jesus comes in many guises, many ways. If we’re not alert, we miss it all. What will it take to keep us focused?
SOURCE: Excerpt by Joan DeMerchant; taken from the Cycle C Sunday Resources feature series. View the full series which has commentary, planning and prayer resources originally published in Celebration, the pastoral and worship planning resource which served readers from 1972 until 2019.