Carefully stop every crevice in the walls of the stable so that the wind and cold may not enter there. Guard your senses against temptations. Guard especially your ears against sinful conversations. Jesus, help me to keep temptations out of my heart.
Hate what is evil
Thoughts from Mass:
Go out to all the world and tell the Good News
St. Frances Xavier, intercede for us that we may be good missionaries in the places that God puts us.
What you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops
Today we took down the fall decorations from our family altar
and made it look more Advent-like.
In the above photo you will see something that caused a bit of tension in our house this afternoon. You see, we've never put the empty manger out this early before. I thought it would be a nice touch...we could add a few animals at a time and then finish it off like we always do. Some members of the family must just have a problem with change - especially when it has to do with "traditions". Oh well, in this case it stays! We also have Our Lady of Guadalupe out seeing as how her big feast day is still to come.
We also got the basics of our Advent calendar put together today. Once we get caught up with some of the adornments to it I'll post a picture.