We love Christmas carols! We love beer! We love caring for our community! It's a match made in yuletide heaven!
We often talk about Advent as a season of waiting for the light.But what if, while we were waiting, we learned to welcome the darkness?
What if we began to recognize the sacredness in our ordinary routines? To find that behind the garland-covered mantles, the overbaked sugar cookies, the elves on assorted shelves, and the inside family jokes was something deeply holy?
Maybe consumer culture really has won Christmas. Or maybe we really can recapture that sense of excitement and anticipation as Advent unfolds.