Advent and Christmas are special times for Christians everywhere. The longing of Advent gives way to the joy any celebration of Christmas. Advent and Christmas With Thomas Merton gives readers the opportunity to experience Advent and Christmas in a way that unwraps spiritual joy, allowing it to shine brighter than all the tinsel and trappings that blind our eyes to the deeper meaning of the season.
This book is formatted to be used on each day of Advent and the Christmas season. Each day's reflection begins with a scriptural quotation, continues with a daily thought from the writings of Thomas Merton that capture a theme of the season: the Incarnation, anticipation, angels, and many more, each followed by a prayer of the day. An appendix includes a suggested plan for using each day's meditation as part of a morning or evening prayer.