An Advent Prayer
"Lord, you have revealed your love to me by coming into this world as a helpless child, human in all except sin. Let me respond to this great gift of love by making your love a reality in this world. Keep me rooted in your love and let me flower into a new person transformed by the giving and receiving of your grace. Amen"
Advent Action: Often we remain so mired in the perceived sadness of the "old tapes" running through our heads that we cannot acknowledge God's love for us. Pick one "old tape"; a resentment, a belittlement, a loss, and pack it away permanently in exchange for the shelter of a loved and loving God.