Do you think my timing is off? Here we go again…launching as we are this wonderful spiritual journey that we call the liturgical year. Starting with Advent makes great sense in my opinion, because anticipation and hope are two qualities deeply imbedded in almost all of us. We look ahead expectantly. We look ahead into the future, praying that things will work out. Advent is happy, because we know the outcome.
These four weeks symbolize the time brtween the begininning of the human family and the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ. It’s a quick trip, but important symbolically. We are urged to be more thoughtful, prayerful, and do something EACH DAY to prepare for a meaningful celebration of the Lord’s birth.
Everybody is busy preparing for Christmas, but our energy is frequently misspent.
Christmas means JESUS, not gift-wrapping!