As we continue our Advent journey let us be inspired by a story from Dr. Marcy Fox's reflection at Christ the King Church, December 2, 2012:
"Many years ago I was teaching at a Catholic elementary school in South Central Los Angeles. The neighborhood was the home to the now famous gang called the crips.... One day in Advent I was teaching my fifth graders about the Christmas story. I had pictures of the manger scene and identified all the characters, the shepherds, the wise men and of course Mary and Joseph and the baby Jesus. To conclude my lesson I asked the question. Why do you think God sent us Jesus? I was expecting something like a catechism answer... But no. Anthony, a boy that rarely raised his hand, was waving his hand excitedly. I called on him and he said. 'I know why God sent us Jesus. I know! God sent us Jesus because God knows that no one would ever be afraid of a baby.' Theologians, priests and teachers step aside for the wisdom of this child."
Let's spend a few minutes each Advent day recalling why God sent Jesus to us...
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