Amid the hustle of Christmas preparations, it’s important—and vital—for our sanity and spiritual well-being to take a few minutes each day to slow down and prepare for the coming of the Lord. In Sharing the Word, Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk gives us an early Christmas gift—daily meditations that break open God’s word during Advent. These scriptural reflections will help us grow in faith by increasing our understanding of the seasonal lectionary readings and live in love by applying those readings to our daily lives. God is love, and we learn to live in love by understanding how to better live in God. For each day of Advent until Christmas Day, Sharing the Word provides a brief reflection on an Advent lectionary reading, a suggested action for the day, and a short prayer to help us slow down and savor this season of waiting and hope.