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Faculty Advent Reflection
What to do when things feel like they are all crashing down
This time of year can feel overwhelming. What is it we do when it feels like absolutely everything feels like it just cannot get done? When things feel overwhelming, and this time of year they usually do, we need Advent more than ever. We need to take a step back to find that place where God dwells in our hearts.
I think one way to do this is to focus on gratitude. When we feel overwhelmed, it can be the case we are overwhelmed by all the things that are not yet. The test I have not yet taken. The gifts I have not yet purchased. The bills I have not yet paid. Whatever it is, without gratitude it is that we are focusing on something other than the blessings of God, which we do have.
So if you are feeling well, think about things you should be grateful for. It can be basic things like food, shelter or clothing. It can be more important things like taking time to thank God for the people you love and who love you. And it can also be the most important thing, thanking God for loving us and always being with us.
Each day during the season of Advent, you will find advent reflections from faculty and students at Christian Brothers College High School. To find all the reflections, go to our Advent Reflections page.