We can’t see Jesus in the flesh, hear him teaching in Galilee or watch as he performs miracles. But, by the gift of the Holy Spirit, we can encounter Him through the scriptures, and in prayer.

A great advent prayer is “Maranatha” – an Aramaic word – the language Jesus himself spoke. It means “Come, Lord Jesus”. Find out more in this week’s Start:Stop reflection. Download or stream at the link above, or read the script at this link.

Image : Come, Lord Jesus by Salvador Dali.