Faith and Family

Day Two: A Catholic Family Advent


O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord!

—Isaiah 2:5


My daughter, Riley, hates the dark. In fact, she sleeps every night with a light on in her room and a flashlight under her pillow. When asked what she’s afraid of, she says she doesn’t know; the dark just makes her feel anxious. She has a point. There is something about the dark that can be scary. Maybe it is the unknown of what could be hidden in the dark. But, as Catholics, we take comfort in knowing that no matter what, we have the light of Christ to keep us safe and lead us where we need to go.

Talk Together

In what ways can you be a light for others?


Dear Lord, fill our lives with your light and lead us through the darkness.


Pretend that there has been a power outage. Gather up a bunch of candles, turn off all the lights and spend the evening by candlelight. Light the first candle of the Advent wreath again. Play a board game, read, or just spend the time talking and reconnecting.

A Catholic Family Advent: Prayers and Activities


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