I wonder if one is ever really ready for that important moment until the moment is at hand. I remember thinking, before our first child was born, that I was ready to be a parent. But the truth is I had no idea. It was not until I held my child in my arms that I even knew what the word parent really meant. Maybe being ready means something like bringing the best of who you are to the particular moment in which you find yourself and then doing the best you can.
Is that kind of ready what Advent is about?
Bringing the best of ourselves to this particular moment and then doing our best to turn our lives in the direction of God’s Kingdom come?