I’m back!! I’ll tell you about my break on Wednesday.
Until then, let’s dive into today’s post.
As probably several of you know: the liturgical season of Advent started yesterday, December 2.
Let’s discuss some of the Church significance before getting into why I personally like Advent.
From what I understand (and someone please correct me if I’m wrong), Advent is the season in which the Church prepares for Christmas and the arrival of Jesus. We spend this month-long(ish) season getting ourselves ready for Jesus’s coming.
Not only that, but the first Sunday in Advent is the start of a new liturgical year.
Now onto why I personally like Advent (in no particular order):
- I can start listening to Christmas music without being judged.
- It is now socially acceptable to put up Christmas decorations.
- The liturgical color for three out of the four weeks is purple, which happens to be my favorite color.
- This liturgical season coincides with society’s Christmas season, which is one of my favorite seasons.
- After this liturgical season comes the Christmas season, which means I can celebrate Christmas (and listen to Christmas music) even longer.
I know my personal reasons are superficial, but I think they help make Advent fun.
But I think Advent is special in deeper ways.
And one of those ways is something that I’ve been dealing with for a while: preparing ourselves for Jesus’s coming.
And the reason I personally struggle with this is because I struggle to feel Jesus’s presence on a daily basis. And I think that makes it difficult for me to prepare myself for meeting Him physically.
What are some of your favorite things about Advent?
Until next time!