By Kevin Allister Garcia
Last week, we went through the steps of preparing an Advent wreath as we journey through this season of preparation to celebrate both our Lord’s birth and His eventual return.
Our Advent readings call us to prepare for Him—to be alert and awake, praying at all times (Lk 21:34–36). We would do well to remember this call, as the Christmas season is usually characterised by the hustle and bustle of cleaning the home, shopping, and gift-giving.
This week, we focus on preparing an in-home prayer space, which, together with our Advent wreath, can help us to keep that spiritual focus in our homes and with our families.
As I had done with my Instagram design mini-series The_Loveseat868, here are some simple steps for creating that in-home retreat, which can be customised and scaled-up to allow greater use and participation by all members of the family.
The Advent season invites us to prepare our homes while quieting and disciplining our hearts to experience the full joy of Christmas.
For more ideas and guidance on creating these intimate spaces, visit The_Loveseat868 page on Instagram. (www.instagram.com/the_loveseat868).