- How has your Advent preparations been this year? Quiet, hectic? Focused? Scattered?
- What scriptural or ritual themes have you observed inside or outside of mass, in your daily home or work life? What things have made an impression upon you?
- What do you make of the historical background to Christmas detailed in this chapter? Does it help or hinder your faith understanding?
- What type of Christmas traditions did you observe growing up or today? Has this chapter helped deepen your understanding of their origins? Were they particularly religious, partly religious, or not at all?