Every week of Advent we will offer a weekly quote for private reflection, as well as daily scripture readings. These will be discussed at our nightly Compline on Zoom. See the reflection for Advent 3 below:
In addition to the weekly reflections above, all St. James' parishioners are invited to participate in an online writing program running through Advent. We will offer two writing prompts each week—to be posted on St. James' Facebook page and website—to inspire your thoughts on the meaning of Advent and Christmas, particularly in this unprecedented year.
Submit your writing at 40days40writes.com/advent—a web platform developed by parishioner Robin Rauzi—and, if you like, share your reflections on a related blog. Given the limitations of social distancing, we hope that this is one way that we can share life together during this Advent and Christmas season. This week's prompts are below:
Prompt 4: Have you ever felt God calling you into something new? What was that like? Did you have to make any changes in your life?
Prompt 5: When John the Baptist came on the scene, people had many questions about who he was and what God was doing. Have you ever struggled with questions about God? What were they? What have you learned?