A new free Advent reflection booklet from Anglican Overseas Aid invites people to rediscover the reflective opportunities of the Advent season leading to Christmas.
“Advent is traditionally a time of reflection in anticipation of both the birth of Jesus and his eventual return, as well as being a time for welcoming God into our lives every day,” said Anglican Overseas Aid’s CEO, the Reverend Dr Bob Mitchell.
“But often the pressure and stress of preparing for Christmas and finishing off the calendar year overwhelm those moments that could be used to slow down, be still and reflect.
“All year round, Anglicans and Anglican churches across Australia generously and compassionately support the work that we do with poor communities around the world, so we decided we wanted to give something back.
“Toward Christmas: An Advent Reflection is our way of inviting people to take some time for themselves and connect with the deeper story that is at the foundation of their faith, particularly in this busy time of year.”