Cycle B

Good News B4

Fourth Sunday of Advent 

 

Luke 1:26-38 New American Bible

Luke 1:26-38 Bible Gateway New International Version

 Luke 1:26-38 Contemporary English Version

 

“Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.”

(Today is the Fourth Week in Advent. If you have an Advent Wreath, light four candles – three purple and one pink.

 

Wow...just one more week until Christmas. Look in the mirror. Are you more Godly than you were last year at this time?  Look at that twinkle in your eye. That spirit, that joy of living is a gift from God himself. You have chances every day to make yourself a better person. Look around you and see what you have done for God. Think of all the people who are better off because they know you. Think of all the people who are better off because they know Jesus Christ. Look around you after Christmas. God has a surprise for you. Look for it. It might be a feeling of joy in your heart. Perhaps you will have a better understanding of what Christmas is all about. After realizing how much love God has for his people, you may appreciate and love your family more. Look in the mirror right now. God wants you to know that you are his child and he loves you very much. He knows you are not perfect, yet he loves you just as you are. He forgives you for hurting yourself and others. He loves you just as you are.

Say the “Our Father” and ask God to help you keep his spirit alive within your heart and soul all year long.

 

“Our Father, who art in Heaven,

Hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day, our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

 

 

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