This past Saturday was our Church’s annual “A Night in Bethlehem.” We attended Mass before and then attended the festivities afterwards. This was the first year we went, since I usually work Saturday nights. The kids, even the teenagers, really enjoyed themselves. The little ones really enjoyed painting sugar cookies and the oldest 2 really like learning “string” games such as cat’s cradle. My husband and I danced, the kids ate apples, bread, and cheese curds, and we made bracelets, and sewed bags to hold our gold.
All these activities could have been things going on in Bethlehem the night of Jesus’ birth. We followed the star into the Church to a Nativity scene. There was Mary and Joseph holding Jesus. All of the little ones got closer for peek.
We were amazed how much the kids enjoyed simple things instead of gameboys and movies.
With the lighting of the pink candle, I hope all of us can follow the light. Happy 3rd week of Advent to all.