Advent is the first season of the Christian liturgical year, and runs up to December the 24th. Much of the world prepares for December 25th by shopping, and I do that as a small part of the celebration.
How often do we celebrate the coming of something, someone so dear to us? How often do we prepare for our future in secular ways? Pausing, thinking, making ready–these things can bring us peace and confidence, no matter our faith.
“Life in a prison cell may well be compared to Advent; one waits, hopes, and does this, that, or the other- things that are of no real consequence- the door is shut, and can be opened only from the outside.”
Letters from Prison – November 21, 1943” ― Dietrech Bonhoeffer