November 27, 2016
Start of Advent
Advent is a season of anticipation,
a sacred time meant to focus all our attention forward,
while being fully present in the now.
The preparations for Christmas can seem like an amalgamation of
rushing, shopping, traffic, advertisements, food, more traffic and holiday gatherings.
Instead, may we receive this Advent season* as a resplendent gift
which helps us divert from the chaos,
so that we can grasp the significance
and celebrate the greatest gift of all -
God among us.
*First Advent Sunday - November 27
Second Advent Sunday - December 4
Third Advent Sunday - December 11
Fourth Advent Sunday - December 18
Christmas Day - December 25