Advent..... Adventure to Holiness
In some, not all, of my former church experiences, the christian calendar was truncated in the sense that only Christmas Day and Easter morning were celebrated. The seasons of Lent and Advent did not exist for us and I never realized all that I was missing until recently.
What a great blessing this time of year can be for us. Yet another opportunity to pause and refocus on the purpose of our existence here on earth. As the priest lit the Advent wreath's first candle in vigil Mass last night, I was again reminded of all the opportunities God gives us to prepare our hearts and draw closer to him. Prodigal Daughter recently made this comment:
"The God of the universe humbled himself and became like us so that we could spend our lives becoming like Him."
We can use this season as a special time to draw closer to Him and seek holiness. What an adventure!
More on Advent coming up.