As the church year commences and the Advent season begins again, we are called to hope, prepare, watch, and rejoice. These shorter, gray sky days often point to the reality that our whole being is aching for something more, something deeper.
Behold, the Bridegroom cometh: go ye out/With lighted lamps and garlands round about/To meet Him in a rapture with a shout.
Waiting reminds us that were not center of the universe
The mattering part of Advent is never what isn’t, but the paradox of what is.
As Christians, it is right and proper that our calendar, the liturgical calendar, should begin with Advent, for it is Christ’s advent which changes time. Time begins again; history turns a new page and the ancient prophecies are given new meaning. Advent is a beginning, but it is also a longing; an anticipation.