November 29, 2015
Happy Thanksgiving, and welcome to the Advent Season; the beginning of the time of expectation for the birth of Jesus. It is a blessing to be here together today, and to notice the start of this season of our calendar. I have the benefit of being asked to share this Sunday, so I have to be here today, however, on other years I’ve realized that I’ve accidentally missed the beginning of Advent. Many people travel on this weekend and there is so much attention to “The Holidays” that if we’re not careful, we mindlessly slump into the Christmas season with a food baby from too much turkey, pie, and mashed potatoes and roll right into the consumerism of Christmas. However, the readings for today reveal a very different and unique purpose for this season.