This is becoming somewhat of a yearly offering, but I feel compelled to once more defend the importance of Advent. This liturgical season is a pause filled with expectant hope. It exists in contrast to the “Christmas Shopping Season,” which is filled with stress and constant movement.
I know people love this season because it is so busy, and that challenging it makes me look like a Grinch. Still, I urge people that the celebration of Christmas isn’t hear yet. Find some time to enjoy the pause Advent offers us.