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Published on December 22, 2008

Author: adriansj

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PowerPoint Presentation: What Child is this ? guided contemplations for advent using art, photography and scripture PowerPoint Presentation: fourth sunday of advent, 21 december contemplating Jesus as Joy PowerPoint Presentation: Entering into prayer... Put aside your cares and slowly settle yourself into the quiet. Sense God’s loving presence. Rest in God’s love. Allow yourself to be moved by God in this prayer. PowerPoint Presentation: Begin by repeating these phrases in your heart slowly... Allow the meaning of each word to sink into you more deeply : Come, Lord Jesus, come. Come, Lord Jesus, come. Come, Lord Jesus, come. Come and be our joy! PowerPoint Presentation: Let us reflect on the joys of friendship PowerPoint Presentation: understand and console us... Good friends... PowerPoint Presentation: Happiness is possible... by frantisek staud They bring us smiles and laughter... PowerPoint Presentation: They challenge us to become better... to be more ourselves... by G8 PowerPoint Presentation: How much richer are we for our friends... PowerPoint Presentation: With good friends, we can be... free... happy... at peace... PowerPoint Presentation: Do your friendships give you freedom, happiness, peace? Are you seeking a friendship that gives all these and true joy too? Share with the Lord from the depths of your heart... PowerPoint Presentation: We now invite you to reflect on The JOY Jesus is PowerPoint Presentation: Take some time to gaze at this scene. Allow yourself to rest in it. … Who or what am I drawn to most? Why ? adoration of the magi by correggio PowerPoint Presentation: I wonder…what had happened?… what is happening?... what will happen next?... There is much movement in the scene. PowerPoint Presentation: I sense their joy... I rest in their joy… The Three Wise Men are coming eagerly to see Jesus. PowerPoint Presentation: If you were in the painting, how would you feel about meeting Jesus? Why? … PowerPoint Presentation: Holy Family with lamb by Raphael, 1507 I take a careful look at the scene, and what I really see is… Now, share with God your feelings and thoughts about coming to Jesus this Christmas… PowerPoint Presentation: Holy Family with lamb by Raphael, 1507 I take a careful look at the scene, and what I really see is… Jesus is the Joy of every longing heart… PowerPoint Presentation: "I have called you friends, because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father." John 15:15b For through Him, God reaches out to us, again, in friendship… PowerPoint Presentation: Let us now welcome, Jesus, our FRIEND and JOY, into our lives PowerPoint Presentation: Throughout Advent we have spiritually prepared ourselves … Christmas is very near… and our hearts beat faster… Yes, let us rejoice for Jesus is coming as friend and Saviour ! PowerPoint Presentation: Jesus is the fullest Joy… Spend some time to reflect on: “ How is Jesus the fullest Joy to me?” How is this friendship Good News? Why?” “To whom should I announce this Good News to this Christmas?” Now, celebrate Jesus’ friendship in your life. PowerPoint Presentation: End by speaking to the Lord : “Jesus , You are truly the fullest Joy. Teach me to receive the Joy You bring. Then, show me how to share this Joy with my friends. Though we are a people walking in darkness, we know there will be light when you come. And so, we say, Come, Lord, Jesus! Come and be our Joy!” Glory be to the Father… PowerPoint Presentation: Our Advent prayer is now ended. May your remaining days of Advent preparation be filled with hope, peace and love so that you can joyfully greet Jesus this Christmas. ©adrian.danker.sj, 2008

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