December 24th – Fourth Thursday of Advent

24Today’s Gospel

“‘Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; for he has come to his people and set them free. He has raised up for us a mighty Savior, born of the house of his servant David,’ (Luke 1:68-69).”

Daily Advent Reflection

This prophecy, spoken by Zechariah, is part of the Benedictus, which forms part of the Prayer of the Church that is prayed by thousands of people across the world every day. In the Northern Hemisphere we have had the darkest day and now the nights are starting to get lighter. Is that true for our spiritual journeying this Advent?

Daily Advent Challenge

“Today I will  spend some time thinking about the blessings the Lord, the God of Israel, has bestowed on me. How will I share those blessings? I will write down one way that I can do that in the coming week and make it my gift to the Christ-child.”

 

Teresa Keogh, Archdiocese of Southwark