This Sunday we will begin the season of Advent. It is a time of waiting for God, it is the time when we enter into the dessert and reflect on who we are and how we can avoid the busy-ness of the Christmas preparations.

We are invited to make space for ourselves and space for God in the midst of the rushing. Can we stop and be still and ask ourselves; “Where do I see God being born around me today? In those I meet ? In kind words and gestures ? In my community ? In my own heart ?” 

 We adopt the attitude of the Jewish people who longed and waited for the coming of the Messiah – the Saviour of the world. A well lived Advent is the perfect preparation for Christmas.