There once was a tradition that instead of decorating trees with balls and lights and just random things, Christians would take the opportunity to each day reflect on salvation history, trace the streps of god becoming man and create an ornament that represented that reality then hang it on the tree. Each day a new ornament would be created a the journey of Advent brought ever closer to the unfolding of salvation history in the Christ Child, God become flesh.
why not rediscover the beauty of this tradition.
I invite you to go to loyola press.com and type in Jesse tree or click on the link
And begin to decorate your tree an your life with the unfolding beauty of God's plan of salvation. Se if it doesn't spark a new wonder in this season of Advent for you and your family. Family trees are important they tells us much about ourselves and where we come from. The family Tree of Jesse is important for it tells us the most important things about us and our family in regards to sin and grace and fall and redemption.
Come, Lord Jesus.
Pax et bonum