Sunday’s first reading is about perspective. About looking past all of the distractions. About seeing where we really are.
It’s also about being honest with ourselves, and admitting that we can’t handle things on our own. No matter how much we want to do it ourselves. And that makes what comes next even harder.
Asking for help.
No matter how much we want to, we can’t handle things on our own. We need help.
But there’s more to the perspective that we get from Advent. In looking past ourselves to see how things really are and just how much we need help, we also see something more. We see exactly what Advent is waiting for.
Help is on the way.
More on this tomorrow.