Advent Day 16: Prepare Him Room

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Day Sixteen:
Prepare Him Room


Make your house fair as you are able,
Trim the hearth and set the table,
People, look East, and sing today:
Love the Guest is on the way.


"Go away. There's no room for you here." As part of Las Posadas, a Hispanic Christmas tradition, homeowners pretend to turn away groups of friends and family who come knocking at their doors. Finally, they're persuaded to let in the visitors, who represent Mary and Joseph. Many see Advent as a time to make room, either spiritually or physically, for Jesus and for guests.

Juggling for Baby Jesus
One special night, a young monk-in-training discovers the deep meaning of 'invisible gifts.'

The Holy Family Commutes
"Mommy, they're here!" A church's annual enactment of Las Posadas is a reminder that we are all part of a Holy Family.
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