Sunday is the start of Advent. The season where the Church gets a little Christmas-ish. But not too much.
With everybody else rocketing towards Christmas, the Church looks really out of step. Not having fun, avoiding the inevitable. Desperately trying not to listen to Christmas music.
Which couldn’t be further from the truth.
Nobody loves Christmas like the Church. And nobody does Christmas like the Church. The Church is so into it, Christmas goes on for 12 days.
Which is why the Church takes a month to help us get ready. Because Christmas is too important to stumble through it. And the Church doesn’t want us to miss a thing.