Advent is a gift to us as people of faith. It is a time of the year to reconnect with the fantastic, surprising story of how Jesus came to be. Our worship, devotional practices and rituals of daily life can take on special significance during these sacred weeks.
My friends, we don’t have to honor Advent. Christmas will come whether we immerse ourselves into the joys of these four weeks or not. The goal of this season isn’t to acknowledge Advent because we must. Instead, it’s a real opportunity to deepen the roots of our faith.
This message is an excerpt “The Advent advantage: Why the four weeks of December matter” by Emily Carson that first ran in the December 2012 issue of Cafe.
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