First Week of Advent Devotional

Dr. J. loves the season of Advent with sense of hope brought by the coming celebration of the birth of the Christ child.

Historically, he’s made a greater effort to attend the Saturday vigil during Advent. Don’t ask him why, but he suspects that Saturday night masses feel more Christmassy. Unfortunately Sunday School for the Lil Resident and Medstudent has shoehorned us into attending the 11:00AM mass since time immemorial. Furthermore, Christmas parties make hitting the Saturday vigil tricky as well.

Given his fondness for Advent, he will leave you weekly with a Saturday Devotional this Advent Season:

“Therefore I command mirth, because there is nothing good for man under the sun except eating and drinking and mirth: for this is the accompaniment of his toil during the limited days of the life which God gives him under the sun.” -Ecclesiastes 8:15

Heavenly Father, we thank you for the bounty you have blessed us with through out the year. We thank you for the food, drink, and fellowship we enjoy with friends and family this Christmas season as we are given the time to reflect and renew ties our loved ones. Let us remember and pray for those who are less fortunate then us, or are mourning the loss someone close to them this Christmas season. In Jesus name we pray. Amen

About Dr. J.

Dr. J. was born the son of a New Atlantean sharecropper who cornered the market on notoriously delicious seaweed Himanthalia elongata (popularly known as Thongweed). With his newly minted seaweed fortune, Mr. J. the Elder sent his son to attend the Academy of Sorcery, Alchemy and Surgery where the good doctor apprenticed with the finest sorcerer surgeons in New Atlantis. Dr. J.'s areas of expertise grew to include bleeding, cutting for stone, trephination, medical divination with outstanding spatial and temporal resolution, cybernetic sorcery and medicinal alchemy. When King Orin of Atlantis fell ill with the Ick, Dr. J. stepped in with an elixir he devised from a combination of minerals, herbs and saps. Curing the king, Dr. J. gained significant notoriety which afforded him the luxury of time to devote himself to his side hobbies which include porpoise racing, the study of supply-side economics, cooking and raising his lovely merchildren alongside his lovely bride the archconservative Mrs. Dr. J.