Advent

We are almost at the end of the advent season. We have 4 weeks of preparing our hearts to Jesus. Advent is the season of focusing on what we need to work on and change in our to have Jesus in our heart on Christmas Day. Christmas is about celebrating the birth of our king. The king that is going to bring peace, joy, love and hope. When we feel warmth and happiness in our hearts is because Jesus is inside of us.

I teach third grade and we were listening to How the Grinch Stole Christmas. 

One of my students said, ” what! The Grinch hates Jesus birthday, because Christmas is about Jesus. ” The student is true when we disconnect with Jesus or when we commit sin or when we are focus on material things we do not have Jesus in our hearts. Our hearts in fact become harden. We disconnect with Jesus and with everyone around us. When we get a change of heart and start to do good deeds our heart become soft just like the Grinch.

Hopefully this year we get a change of heart and share our happiness with others.

 

 

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Love

Through Mary and Jesus we learn what love is and how to love others.  Earlier this month I was talking with my sister and friend how our world is today. Our students are so involve in their own little world and they do not know how to interact with other people. Also, their parents are very busy working that there is no discipline. My friend made a good point that sometimes our students do not respect us because they do not know us but that is the same treatment that Jesus the son of God received. People did not respect him and in fact they talked bad about him. He won people over by teaching them as well as showing them how to love and respect others. Jesus showed others love, compassion, understanding, mercy etc. Therefore, us as educators and parents we need to teach our children to love by loving and respecting them.

We do have to remember that the most important thing that Jesus thought us is love.

Love is….

  1. Never about control or possession
  2. About saying sorry to the person you have hurt
  3. About vulnerability
  4. About trust
  5. Unconditional
  6. Changing

 

We should always remember to love others just like God loves us. God loves us no matter what we do or say. He forgives when we do wrong. His love is very big and it never ends.

 

The most important gift that we should all ask for is love, so our whole world can be different and all disasters can come to an end. We should nusrish that love we have for others.

How are you going to spread love this year?

 

Advent Activities

In this season of adevent we are called to reflect and change our lifes. For the ones who have read my blog I am a catholic school teacher and I teach my students the importance of prayer. This year I decided to do things differently each day during the advent season. Everyday we are reflecting and thinking of how we can change. Today we focused on hope.

  • The students did a brain dumb on hope.
  • Then they had to reflect how they envision hope for the world and themselves during this season.
  • Also they drew images that represent hope.