So, we have had Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Small business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday. Christmas trees are going up in many homes and businesses, we see more red and green decorations in the stores and some cities have seasonal decorations on utility poles.
Is there any doubt “the Christmas season” is here?
I offer you two questions this morning,
(1) What will most help you stay in touch with what you regard as the essence of the Advent/Christmas spirit?
(2) What will get in your way and blind you to the Advent/Christmas spirit?
Maybe by spending a little time with these two questions you can keep what is valuable foremost in your mind and heart and actions.
Oh, maybe there is a third question buried in these two: What is the essence of the Advent/Christmas spirit?