Good News Inspiration for Daily Life
Bulletin Insert for 1st Sunday of Advent, December 1, 2019.
Description: Hope is the theme of the 1st Sunday of Advent. Isaiah describes a future in which all is well because (1) God is recognized as the highest authority and (2) obeying him is the people’s highest priority. Today if we look at this as a description of heaven, it gives great hope to us, too. When we die, “terms” will be “imposed” upon us (i.e., purgatory) because we did not stay entirely on the paths of God, but we will be living in the light of the Lord after death and there will be no more wars to battle. Knowing that this is our future, we can look at our present trials as preparations for heaven.
This bulletin insert for the 1st Sunday of Advent invites parishioners to think about: What would it take for you to feel hopeful? In what way do you need Jesus to come to you now? What can you do to become more aware of his presence at your side?
Ideas for use: Bulletin insert for 1st Sunday of Advent, RCIA class, faith sharing groups, parents of religious education students, etc.