This past Sunday was the start of the Christian season of Advent. It’s a good an interesting concept (particularly for someone not raised in a liturgical church). The time is often couched in the concept of waiting, particularly in how difficult the task of waiting can be for American addicted to instant gratification.
Here’s a helpful video about the entire “church calendar,” an approach to time and timing that begins with Advent, divides at Pentecost, and ends with Christ the King Sunday.
Over the next few days and weeks, I might share some simple thoughts and reflections on the season, particularly in using the calendar as a connection to the greater biblical story.