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.
Earth grown old, yet still so green,/Deep beneath her crust of cold/Nurses fire unfelt, unseen:/Earth grown old.