Christmas is the best. It’s my favorite time of year. And all of the big stuff that happens with Christmas and Christmastide? It’s completely connected to everything that came before it in Advent.
But, at the same time, Christmas is also kind of a distraction. Whether it’s the pop culture one-day-and-done version or the Church doing it for 2 weeks, Christmas does end. And there’s more to Advent than just the pregame show for Christmas.
Because there’s a lot more to Christ than just showing up at Christmas.
Advent also told us why Christ is here and what Christ would do. This Sunday calls us back to everything that was said about Christ in Advent. And begins showing us what all that means in practice.