Advent begins tomorrow.
For those of us who take our place within the Christian tradition, Advent marks the beginning of the season which leads to the celebration of Christmas. Even though it is officially jumping the gun, the last two days I have been listening to Christmas music as I have written my reflection and prayers for our worship tomorrow morning. The quiet melody of the carols stand as a stark contrast to the rush of the world around me and, for a moment at least, draw me into the deeper promises and meaning of these days.
O Come, O come Emmanuel.
Once again find your way into the confusion and chaos of the world which we know.
And, for a moment at least, remind us again of that enduring dream that peace is possible.
Maybe this will be the time we understand.