Advent Reflection 18

“When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy.” – Matthew 2:10.

Reflection

How wonderful for us to consider that after such an arduous and long journey, one always accompanied by the faithful, stellar and life-giving presence of God, the Kings had a wonderful inspirational moment of realisation: that all they had hoped and longed for and travelled so far to see was now within their grasp.

Pray

Jesus, joy of all our hearts, you send your life-affirming Holy Spirit upon us. She comes to reawaken a simple trust within us. Through her cleansing flame, we realise that a simple desire for God brings our soul back to life.

Act

Might we this day take just a moment of stillness to allow ourselves to be overwhelmed with a deep and immovable joy as we consider something of the constant faithfulness and vivifying presence of God in our lives.

David Campbell, Chaplain of Sherborne School

Advent Reflection 05

Today’s Advent reflection is written by Neville Adams. “All this took place to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet.” – Matthew …

Advent Reflection 04

Today’s Advent reflection is written by Rev Fiona Beale. “She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his …

Advent Reflection 03

Today’s Advent reflection comes from Caroline Montagu. “But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a …

Advent Reflection 02

Our second Advent reflection comes from Sue Counsell. “Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss …

Advent Reflection 01

In the first of our daily reflections for Advent 2020 Bishop Nick shares his thoughts. “Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. …
1 2 3 4