Pack containing 1 copy each of: Doorways into Hope and Joy at Advent & Christmas and This Cup We Bless: A tea or coffee break for every day during Lent
Doorways into Hope and Joy at Advent & Christmas
It’s that time of year …
Advent and Christmas are supposed to be seasons of quiet anticipation and peaceful wonder. Yet, despite what the carol says, we have few silent nights and even fewer days when all is calm. Advent and Christmas have become times laden with every kind of expectation: work parties, school break-ups, present buying, heavy traffic, people to remember, and so on and on.
These prayers are a little breather. A rest from the hype.
A chance to just be ourselves for a moment, just as we are, with the God who wants to keep things simple.
Hopefully these words and images can help turn the silly season into the sanity season.
They aim to bring us closer to the one we love.
This Cup We Bless: A tea or coffee break for every day during Lent
This book is an invitation to drink deep, to find God in the ordinary moments of every day during Lent. It is about the cup we share in the lunchroom with a colleague to get through the day. It is about the cup someone puts beside your keyboard as you work late into the night. It is about the cup a friend holds to your lips when you can’t manage it for yourself. These are the cups which, in the words of scripture, are really brimming over.
On the night before he died, Jesus begged, ‘Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me; yet, not my will but yours be done.’ As we travel through Lent, we also accept whatever cup comes our way. This book will help us all on our journey to new life.
…Michael McGirr seeks paths through the ordinary that reveal its depths, and evokes a hope to which our daily experience points, but which lies beyond it.
Andrew Hamilton SJ, Eureka Street