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Faith Sharing

December 2015

“Making God’s
love known this
Christmas”
As we wait in joyful anticipation of the
coming of our Savior, let us invite our God
to join us in our prayer and faith sharing
today, as we reflect to put our priorities
around those things that will bring us closer
to our Messiah.

Let us begin our faith sharing marked by the


sign of our faith: In the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Opening Prayer:
Loving God, send Your Spirit of peace upon us as we wait the
light to illumine our hearts and minds. Give us hearts of
openness, hearts of patient expectation, hearts full of faith and
wonder and hearts made glad with joy and love.

Teach us to see Your light in the wisdom of the elderly and cry
of the newborn, in the poor and the outcast, in all our students
and their families, in all young people that need hope and love,
in all school personnel and in our homes.

May this season be a time of genuine time of making your


love known to everyone for we make this prayer in the name
of Jesus, our Hope and Light for our journey this
Christmas. Amen.
Gospel Reading: Luke 1:26-35, 38
Gospel Reading: Luke 1:26-35, 38

Reflection: Christmas version of 1 Corinthians 13

If I decorate my house perfectly with strands of


twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show
love to my family, I'm just another decorator.

If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of


Christmas cookies, preparing delicious meals
and arranging a beautifully adorned table at
mealtime, but do not show love to my family,
I'm just another cook.
Gospel Reading: Luke 1:26-35, 38

Reflection:

If I teach my students and share to others the


meaning of Christmas and give all that I have to
charity, but do not show love to my family, it
profits me nothing.

If I attend a myriad of parties, family reunions


and homecoming with lots of eating, drinking,
singing and dancing but dot focus on Christ, I
have missed the point.
Gospel Reading: Luke 1:26-35, 38

Reflection:

Love stops the cooking to hug the child or give


a smile to people passing by. Love sets aside the
decorating to kiss the spouse or give a helping
hand to those in need. Love is kind, though
harried and tired. Love doesn't envy other's
home that has coordinated Christmas
decorations and extravagant preparations
Gospel Reading: Luke 1:26-35, 38

Reflection:

Love doesn't yell others to get out of the way.


LOVE DOESN'T GIVE ONLY TO THOSE WHO ARE
ABLE TO GIVE IN RETURN BUT REJOICES IN
GIVING TO THOSE WHO CAN'T. Love bears all
things, believes all things, hopes all things,
endures all things. Love never fails. Parties,
foods, eating, drinking, singing and many more
will be broken, will be lost and gone, BUT
GIVING THE GIFT OF LOVE THIS CHRISTMAS
WILL EDURE.
Gospel Reading: Luke 1:26-35, 38

Reflection:

Mary in her “yes”, she brought the LOVE of


God be known to the world. Like Mary, we are
as well handmaids of the Lord, challenged to
bring love to others. According to our shared
spirituality, the sacred heart is the
compassionate love for those who are in need
of hope.

God bless us all.


Faith Sharing:

1. What is it that I’m hoping for this Christmas as a


gift of love that I’m waiting for?

2. What is it in particular that I can share this


Christmas as a gesture of giving love?
Intercessions:

Lord,
Hear our
Prayer.
The Lord’s
Prayer :
Closing Prayer:

Lord, God, you show us the tenderness of your


love in Mary’s new born Son. Like Mary, may we
always be ready to say “yes” to your plan, so that
Jesus may be born in us. We ask you to prepare
our hearts to welcome him, so that like the angels
who announced his birth, we too might greet his
coming with joy. We ask you this through this
same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Ametur Cor Jesu. . . Ametur Cor Mariae. . .

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy
Spirit. Amen.