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An Advent Reflection with Kelly Wahlquist

Posted by Judy Zarick on 12/2/15 2:00 AM



Enjoy this Advent reflection from author Kelly Wahlquist!

I love the season of Advent. I like the colors, the smells, the rituals, all the good things that come with it. And at the end, we get to celebrate the birth of Jesus. With all the festivities and commitments attached to the season of Advent and Christmas I often forget that this is the beginning of a new year.

"Let us begin again, for until now we have done nothing."
—Saint Francis of Assisi

Advent is the perfect time to “begin again.” This December, not January, is the best time to renew our commitment to Christ. Advent, the beginning of a new liturgical year, can be a fresh start for each of us.

But this season can also be a busy time for families. Kelly Wahlquist, author of Created to Relate: God's Design for Peace and Joy, and founder of W.I.N.E. (Women in the New Evanglization), offers a prayerful perspective—and useful tips—for keeping Christ at the center of lives this holy season.




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