Taken from the intimation sheet: Sunday 7 December 2014
What do you associate with the word ‘Advent’? Maybe you think of opening a cardboard window to claim your morning chocolate, maybe your mind meanders back through memories of Christmases past, maybe you think of the stress of the season – getting presents and food and plans in place for the big day.
Advent comes from the Latin word adventus meaning ‘coming’. It is the time of year traditionally when God’s people fix their gaze on the first coming of Christ into the word, mindful that he will come again. In the midst of all that advent brings these days, let’s not lose sight of that.