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Christmas is coming, and our #PutJesusFirst planning guide will lead you step-by-step through seven weeks of getting ready in a timely manner.
We've included crafts, planning lists, recipes, prayers and readings, and more to make sure you can truly #PutJesusFirst this year.
My name is Sr. Marie James Hunt and I am the Publisher at Pauline Books and Media, a ministry of the Daughters of St. Paul. Our charism in the Church is to bring Christ to the world through the media, and our inspiration and model for evangelization is St. Paul.
One of my favorite times in the liturgical year is the Advent/Christmas season. It is so amazing to experience the grace of God at work during this time of eagerly awaiting Christmas. Jesus comes to us as a small, innocent, fragile baby. He comes to us in the quiet, still moments of each morning as we greet the day in darkness and with a chill in the air. Before we know it, the sun rises and the day starts to unfold, the world around us awakens and we can get caught up in the tugs and pulls on our attention, time flies by and before we know it, our day is done. We are challenged during this busy time to Put Jesus First and trust he will guide and inspire us to use our moments to accomplish everything on our to-do list.
I pray that this booklet will be a tool, an anchor for you to turn to in the midst of the chaos and turmoil of the busyness surrounding you. When we do our best to turn down the noise and turn toward Jesus with an effort to put him first, Jesus enters into our souls with graces beyond our imaginings. He is waiting for us to turn toward him so he can journey with us during this sacred season. He will surprise us along the way with graces and blessings. The quieter we are interiorly in the midst of all the noise, the more we can savor all that Jesus does for us. When we Put Jesus First, everything falls into its proper place. When we Put Jesus First, we miraculously find more time to complete our to do list. When we Put Jesus First, we make room in our hearts for seeing others in need of love. When we Put Jesus First, we let go of our restlessness and settle into a peaceful state of calm that helps us focus on what truly matters most.
Please know that all of us at Pauline Books and Media keep you in our thoughts and prayers as we live out our Pauline life and mission!
Blessings and prayers, Sr. Marie James Hunt, FSP Publisher, Pauline Books and Media
We hope you enjoy this gift from the Daughters of St. Paul to bless your Advent-Christmas season!
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