Advent 2020 - Day 1 - First Sunday of Advent

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Lynn
1 month ago

Your message reminded me of Mary MacKillop saying “Where you are you will find God” Thank you.

Bruce Downes
Reply to  Lynn
1 month ago

St Mary MacKillop was an inspiration how she guided people to find God where they are. I pray that you encounter Jesus over this Advent journey.

Cari
1 month ago

Thank you.
Last Sunday I spoke with my Gran for what has become the last time. She had a massive stroke Monday lunchtime and, mercifully, passed away early Thursday morning. I was dreading this morning as the time I would call her approached, I watched today’s video instead.
Whilst Advent doesn’t feel as I thought, or expected it to, the reminder to ask God to come where I am, is a comfort. So, thank you for the reminder, and the time, this morning.
Peace be with you.

Dee
Reply to  Cari
1 month ago

God bless you Cari,
I will keep you and your Gran in my prayers and may God be with you right where you are. May His Grace filll you with hope as you journey towards Christmas.
Peace be with you and your family

Bruce Downes
Reply to  Cari
1 month ago

Hello Cari
Your Gran, which is what my mother was called by my children will be in my prayer today along with you and your whole family.
God bless
Bruce

Gail Angus Robinson
1 month ago

Pleased to have started the journey .Jesus comes to us in our mourning.

Aloysius Aseervatham
1 month ago

I try and listen to your messages as much as possible, Thanks a lot for your well prepared messages. They make a lot of sense. This is what the youth of the modern times require. May God grant you the
motivation and finances required to continue your valued services.
Aloysius, Australia

Bruce Downes
Reply to  Aloysius Aseervatham
1 month ago

Thank you Aloysius,
My prayer is that young people to older people will encounter Jesus this Advent. A person over 100 years old wrote to me the other day and I know today teenagers were also part of this journey.
God bless
Bruce

Gil
1 month ago

Thank you Bruce – I will be doing Advent with you for the first time and after only one video I already feel a change – Gil – South Africa

Bruce Downes
Reply to  Gil
1 month ago

Hello Gil
Thanks for telling me where you are from. There are a lot of South Africans joining us for this journey. May you be blessed in the coming days.
Bruce

Sandra
1 month ago

Thanks for the reminder that God is with us wherever we are and whatever we are doing and not just for that hour on Sunday. Fantastic day 1 of Advent and I am looking forward to the the rest of the days.

Bruce Downes
Reply to  Sandra
1 month ago

Hi Sandra
Our God is a God of surprises. I pray you are swept of your feet in these days by God moments that surprise you.
Bruce Downes

Ronan
1 month ago

This has got me very excited about Advent!

Nushi
1 month ago

Hi so glad to have joined you for this advent journey. A different and novel way of preparing for the celebration of Christ’s birth and coming into the world.THANK-YOU for your invitation.

Bruce Downes
Reply to  Nushi
1 month ago

Hello Nushi
Thank you for joining us for this Advent retreat. I pray you are very blessed.
Bruce Downes

Melissa
1 month ago

I’m looking forward to going on this Advent journey.

Shirlesta Patrick
1 month ago

Thank you for just reminding me to take the time to say, “Here I am Lord. Please meet me and speak to me.” and reminding me that there are more ways to think of Advent than Jesus coming as a baby. God bless.

Sandie Murray
1 month ago

Bruce, you make Jesus come more alive in hearts of those who are already so totally His, I am very excited for those who are going have a life changing encounter coming in the next 26 days! Be ever so blessed and I pray people will give generously with their finances to be a small part of something so needed…. Unity and oneness!

margaret
1 month ago

I have been away from the Catholic church for about 30 years. I joined a few churches over those years. However, I really enjoyed coming back to my roots and listening to you speak. It touched my heart in a way I haven’t been touched for a long time. I am excited to do this 26 day journey with you. I think Covid 19 has confined most of us more than we would like but it has given us more time to pray. My husband and I are both praying together in the morning. I have shared this link with… Read more »

Diane
1 month ago

He is coming !