Advent Reflections: A special series

Dec 1, 2022

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As we know, Advent is a time of reflection and preparation. Throughout the journey towards Christmas, we will be sharing a special weekly reflection, courtesy of our Chaplains and Assistant Chaplains.

We have kicked off the series with a lovely piece penned by Fr Paul Zammit sj:

** Advent Reflection – Week 1 **

‘A Baby is on the way!

Mum announces that she is pregnant!

The news brings joy. Such a wonderful gift! Relatives and friends are informed in order to share the joy of this new life. There will be visits to the gynaecologist to make sure that the mother’s and the baby’s health are safe. Preparations for the arrival of a baby are made: a cot, pushchair, and other items are bought. The house is cleaned and decorated to welcome the baby, relatives, and friends.
This is what Advent is all about for us Christians. Angel Gabriel had brought the message to Mary that God wanted her to become the mother of his Son. Mary accepted lovingly the invitation and the child Jesus started growing in her womb.
Advent is the time when we prepare to relive the mystery of Christmas because God so loved the world that He gave it his own Son.
Hence, the birth of Jesus, especially in St Luke’s Gospel, is accompanied by promises, hymns, and visits, all in an atmosphere of great joy. Joy and peace are the hallmarks of his birth.
Therefore, this is the time for us Christians to prepare for the coming of Baby Jesus. We start by making a clean-up in our hearts. We are invited to have a look in our hearts to remove what destroys the peace God gives us. Peace is a sign that God is present in our hearts, in our families, in our country, and in our world. We avoid becoming victims of the frenzy and stress which often accompany the Christmas season. Then, we enrich our hearts by becoming closer to God in faith and in prayer.
Our hearts will be ready if we perform acts of love and mercy toward others.
That would be an excellent way to welcome the Baby to be born!’

– Fr Paul Zammit, Chaplain – Secondary School

Watch this space for more weekly reflections!

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