Don’t forget Advent….

Advent Wreath

In the midst of consumer mayhem, it’s difficult to remember the importance of celebrating the seasons of the liturgical year. Tomorrow is the first Sunday of Advent; take the time to wait.

I had an interesting conversation with a friend yesterday. His contention is that people don’t shop on the day after Thanksgiving because they are mad for shopping, consuming and buying things for Christmas–though he’s not denying that people are all those things–instead he says our families are so frayed that people can only stand so much “together time” with thier familes before they woulr rather fight the crowds than spend one more minute with Aunt Maud. I think he may have a point. [for the record I don’t have an Aunt Maud, but if I did, I think I could tolerate her for more than one day :-p .