This Advent season, we’re offering weekly reflections prepared by leading lights of the Boston College community. Each Sunday, we’ll share the reflection of a student or alumnus, contemplating the mysteries of the season and the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
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"As we conclude this season of preparation, let’s truly celebrate that Jesus is here, living in and through all of us. As today’s Gospel points out, Jesus has overcome darkness, and is constantly inviting us to join him in the light by choosing love over fear. Will we accept that invitation?"
Fourth Sunday of Advent
“With Joseph accepting Jesus as his son, God begins to unravel His incredible plan of salvation. Just as Joseph played a role in God’s plan, each one of us has a place in God’s story and God can do great things through us when we allow Him to work in our lives.”
Third Sunday of Advent
“In delaying our joy, we can lose sight of the tiny signs of hope, and God’s love around us,” says Tabitha. “I found God at a Brandi Carlile concert, at an arepa stand in Medellín, at a church in New York City… These are reasons to celebrate as we wait for those big moments to come; these are moments that we need to hold onto, especially when life isn’t quite going the way we want.”
Second Sunday of Advent
"I hope that we can continue to do the inward work of preparing for Christmas, but also that we can play a small part in helping others to do the same…Our participation in a community of faith prepares an even greater path for Christ—not only in our own hearts, but in those around us.”
First Sunday of Advent
“In the absence of this unmistakable presence of God, I was tasked to awaken. Where could I find God in the ordinary? Whether it came in the form of blowing off steam with a co-worker who I knew was struggling, laughing with a deskmate after a cold call gone wrong, or talking openly about imposter syndrome with other young women, when I chose to pay attention, there was no shortage of places to find God.”