Reflection by Rev. Leonard N. Peterson
This short season of Advent conjures up for me the image of a toddler trying to get somebody’s attention in a roomful of blaring music and loudly taking adults. No easy task.
The din I refer to is all the shopping, decorating, cooking and partying associated with this pre-Christmas season in the world. Not all of that is bad and I don’t intend a blanket condemnation. Some of it brightens our dark early winter world with the smiles of family and friends. But none of that is in keeping with Advent theme of watchful waiting, and pondering Christ’s second coming.
So, we have to make a decision and mentally pull away from some of that “red and green”, and think “purple” in our Masses and prayers. Honestly, all those other things are just tinsel, destined for a short attention span.