A Moment before the 1st Sunday in Advent
Sunday is the start of Advent. The season where the Church gets Christmas-ish. Just a little.
But not too much.
With everybody else rocketing towards Christmas (or already there since Arbor Day), the Church looks really out of step.
Not singing Christmas songs. Being dragged into the “Holiday Spirit.” Desperately trying not to have fun.
Which couldn’t be further from the truth.
Nobody loves Christmas like the Church. Nobody does Christmas like the Church.
The Church is so into Christmas, the Church does Christmas for 12 days. And then some.
Which is why the Church takes a whole month to help us get ready.
Because Christmas is too important to stumble through it. Or hit it in fast forward.
And you don’t want to miss a thing.