Sometimes we're like children on a long journey: Are we there yet? No. It's almost Christmas but we are not there yet.
Advent comes before Christmas, though many would like to skip it and get right down to the business of Christmas. That's right: The business of Christmas. But Advent bids us pause, take time and prepare; prepare for the coming of our Lord, past and future. It is a great time to remember God's promises as we are filled with hope and expectancy. It is also a great time to reflect on the difference Christ's coming has made in our lives and how we live in the face of rampant greed and consumerism. It is a God time.
So we're at the threshold of Christmas, a promise fulfilled. And thank God for Advent, we are not quite there. It's still time to have Christ at the center.
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