During the second week of Advent, we have the chance to light the second purple candle, the Peace Candle.

second week of advent peace candle

We bring peace to the world when we bring peace to our world.

Advent focuses on repentance each year. During the second Sunday of Advent, we hear John the Baptist proclaim loudly, “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!”

Jesus brings the kingdom to Earth when he becomes human. He’s completely divine and yet completely human–fully God and fully flesh-and-blood. He’s just like me and yet very much not like me at all.

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