Advent - a time of waiting - for Jesus to be born and for Jesus to return. We're looking backward and forward at the same time. We're waiting for something that happened 2000 years ago and we're waiting for something that has not happened yet. And as we all know - no one likes waiting. This year major department stores couldn't even wait for Thanksgiving to be over to start their Black Friday sales. What does that say about our inability to wait?
So here we are at the first Sunday of Advent. Will we make it to Christmas? Join me in the spiritual practice of waiting, as I post quotes, prayers and musings over the next four weeks that are primarily related to Advent, my favorite season of the liturgical calendar. Let's see if that saying, "Good things come to those who wait" is really true.