I believe that sometimes you just have to be a little bit silly. There are a ton of these things on the Internet called gifs, so here I present to you a fun little set of Catholic themed gifs.
For Advent, ACNM contributors will be posting Advent Challenges to encourage our readers to prepare for Christ’s birth during the season. These are just another little way to prepare your hearts for the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the gift giving, holiday parties and commercial aspect of Christmas. It’s also a little hard to feel excited when Christmas displays have been in department stores since even before Thanksgiving.
Make a plan and stick with it.
Much like you don’t go out and run a marathon without training, you can’t realistically expect to change your habits during the month of Advent. If you don’t regularly pray, try saying a decade of the rosary. If you consistently pray a decade of the rosary, try a whole rosary each day.
We’re not done preparing our hearts and soul after Advent, we’re in it for the long haul (so to speak). We can use this period of Advent as a time to help change our habits for good.
So, make a plan. Make a plan to pray evening prayer every night, spend at extra 15 minutes of prayer a day, or make prayer at the dinner table with family a priority.
And most of all, enjoy this Advent and Christmas season.