PREPARING TO MEET THE EXTRAORDINARY AND THE ORDINARY

6a00e553a2de7288330105362db38d970c-500wiThis homily for the first Sunday of Advent is based on Isaiah 63:16ff, 1 Cor 1:3-9, and Mark 13:33-37.

Today is the First Sunday of Advent, and so we light the first of four candles in our Advent wreath.

When you think about it, the season of Advent is really quiteĀ underrated, but after all, what do you expect from something that comes right before Christmas–and naturally pales inĀ comparison to it? Yet the Church in her centuries’ worth of wisdom has thought it important that before we rush and celebrate the birth of our Lord, it’s worthwhile to spend some time–in fact, four weeks–just to prepare for Christmas. Continue reading PREPARING TO MEET THE EXTRAORDINARY AND THE ORDINARY

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