“Las Posadas” is a Central American and Mexican Advent tradition in which Mary and Joseph walk through town searching for shelter. They are accompanied on their journey by local church members singing and carrying bright lanterns. Turned away again and again, they finally find householders who welcome them in. Today, that search for shelter is a reality for many in our world, whether the shelter people seek is fair wages, land rights, or clean water. What is our response?
Our Advent journey through Peace, Hope, Joy and Love can also carry us along on a search for justice and right relations. KAIROS invites you to an Advent search for that shelter in the spirit of Mary and Joseph’s journey.
Our Advent 2012 resource includes prayers, scripture commentary and litanies for all four Sundays in Advent, with a specific justice theme for each Sunday. It also includes instructions for lantern-making, slideshows, and action ideas for taking this justice journey beyond your church. We hope you and your faith community will also join in online sharing of your creative Advent ideas!