Eve of Advent

Eve of Advent

Preparing the Way of the Lord

 Advent begins, liturgically, the time of preparation for Christmas. But on the high street it seems the preparation is already well under way, with much tinsel and bustle and frantic shopping. But what is everyone preparing for? For a family gathering and an exchange of gifts? For a big party with loads of luxury food? – Or for the coming of Christ? For this we have to wait, in a world that has forgotten the meaning and the value of waiting.

 During each week of Advent we will be offering a short reflection, an opportunity to pause amid the secular world’s rush to Christmas and enter into the time of waiting.