Monday, December 24, 2007

Jesse Tree - Day 23 - The Birth of Christ

Today's symbol was naturally Baby Jesus. There was only one reading - from Isaiah - the prophecy that a virgin would have a son and he would be called Emmanuel. I can't give the exact citation because while cleaning up in anticipation of visitors this afternoon, I put the paper with the readings on it someplace out of the way - and now don't remember where that was. (Don't tell me that's never happened to you). And it's too late and there is too much to do to worry about trying to find it.
We also read the nativity story from Luke - because we go to Mass on Christmas morning and always get the Gospel reading from John - which while poetic and interesting is not the story that captures a child's imagination.

So we made it through the whole Jesse Tree sequence. It was very rewarding, because although we didn't always have the opportunity to give it as much attention as I would like - we did get Bible readings related to the coming of the Savior every day during Advent. It truly helped keep us focused on what is important.
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