Advent Reflection, Day 12

Seed trade

Village seed trade in Niger. Photo by CRS staff.

Today’s Readings

“Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
– Psalm 37:4

As we continue to be mindful of fair trade this week, ask yourself, “How am I an impartial participant in my school or workplace?” Supporting our family and community is a vital part of living a fair lifestyle. But is “being fair” enough? This week, challenge yourself to give more … of your participation, listening, affection, smiles … to give more of yourself. While we await the Lord, we await a fair and just world as well.

Gracious God, make known your desires through our prayer. Amen.

Act: Learn about fair trade chocolate and the lives of cocoa farmers.

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