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In this corner one is asked to reflect on fear. What are you afraid of?

Equipment: Candles, matches, Scriptures, Jesus in the manger, "Do Not be Afraid" in display

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Instructions

Baby Jesus was born in a manger on a very cold winter’s night. Mary and Joseph were fearful thinking that the baby is feeling cold. The shepherds too were taking care of their sheep out on an open hillside in the cold. The angel’s first words when he appeared to them were: ‘’Do not be afraid…”

  • Imagine Jesus repeating these words to you…
  • Think about all that you are afraid of.
  • Light a candle, put it near Jesus’ manger offering him all the situations that frightens you, and feel the warmth of Jesus repeating “Do not be afraid”.
  • Search in the Scriptures and find other events that include the words: “Do not be afraid.”


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