I hope that, despite the “busy-ness” of this time of year, you have found some time and space to prayerfully reflect on the Incarnation, the profound mystery that we are preparing to celebrate at Christmas. I encourage you this Advent to take some time away from the malls and the internet retail sites, in order to give yourself the gift of sacred time spent with God and family.
I did that this week. On Wednesday afternoon I went for a stroll on Old School Square. There I found our beautiful Nativity creche. The creche on Old School Square is a great St. Paul’s tradition. It is a labor of love built by our Brotherhood of St. Andrew. In the midst of all the holiday commercialism, it reminds us that “Jesus is the reason for the season.”
Next Sunday afternoon at 3pm we will have another opportunity to give ourselves the gift of sacred time spent with God as we celebrate Advent Lessons and Carols. I encourage you to come and to bring a friend. This special service of Word and song is a great way to share the beauty of the Advent season.