You might be forgiven for thinking that it is Christmas time. Shopping, lights, carols and the general hustle and bustle of a commercialized holiday season are already upon us.
The Church year however begins on Sunday with a different season … Advent.
It is a time of expectant waiting for the coming of God with us. A pause. An opportunity to be.
I don’t know about you, but I especially need Advent this year. My spirit yearns for the rhythm.
The candles of the Advent wreath each symbolize something we need: hope, peace, joy, and love. Each of these are desperately needed in our wounded world.
And so we pray in hope. We work for peace. We celebrate joyfully. And we live in love..
Let it begin…