by Silas Henderson, S.D.S. “Advent is about more than just passively remembering Jesus’ birthday on December 25,” writes author Silas Henderson, S.D.S. This time marks an important opportunity to reflect on what it most important to us and how God is at work in our lives. The words of Scripture are a wonderful resource for growing in our relationship with God. And this PrayerNote, using the four great Advent “virtues” of hope, peace, joy, and love, shows readers how the themes and images of Scripture can guide and inspire our Advent celebrations as we prepare for Christmas.