Good News Inspiration for Daily Life
Bulletin Insert for 2nd Sunday of Advent, December 8, 2019.
Description: Peace is the theme of the 2nd Sunday of Advent. Isaiah 11:1-10 describes how to obtain peace — a peace that sustains us even in the midst of troubles: “The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him.” Can you feel the Holy Spirit “resting” on you? We experience true peace when we’re in a restful relationship with God, i.e., when we’re not struggling against him and his ways and his plans for us. Peace does not depend on bringing to an end the struggles we have with people or the problems we have with financial shortages or addictions or health, etc. We can work hard to accomplish peace in any trial, win the war, and still not be at peace.
This bulletin insert for the 2nd Sunday of Advent invites your parishioners to reflect on: What turmoil is going on in your life? What has stolen your peace? Where is Jesus? What obstacles (e.g., unforgiveness or resentment) do you need to repent of to see him and feel his peace?
Ideas for use: Bulletin insert for 2nd Sunday of Advent, RCIA class, faith sharing groups, etc.