When many retailers took down their Halloween decorations on November 1, they immediately put Christmas trees up, hung the garland and lights, and encouraged us to buy, buy, buy. In the retail world it’s been Christmas since Halloween. In the Church, we say “not so fast”, as we take our time getting to Christmas by way of the 4 Sundays of Advent. The older I get, the more I appreciate this time of slowing down that the Church offers to contrast the hurry of the holiday season
We are called to make disciples for Christ.