Stand Up, Raise your Heads – Advent

Stand Up, Raise your Heads – Advent

Stand Up, Raise your Heads – words in the Gospel of the first Sunday of Advent. These are not the actions expected of people who are afraid of the coming of Jesus, but expressions of a courageous and patient waiting for the love of God to surround us, the love of God made visible in Jesus.

There are many online prayer sites to help us in the season of Advent, the four week preparation  for Christmas.

Sacredspace.ie has a Advent Retreat ‘Journeying with the Magi’ which takes us right up to Christmas and to the Epiphany, to the Adoration of the Magi.

Pray-as-you-go.org has an Advent ap for Android and IOS.

A key word for Advent is justice and we will hear it in first reading on Sunday. Let’s look at acting justly ourselves, acting for justice for others, and promoting justice for climate-change and the environment.