Thursday, December 11, 2014

Advent Season

advent [ad-vent]
noun
1. a coming into place, view, or being; arrival: the advent of the holiday season.
2. (usually initial capital letter) the coming of Christ into the world.

I used to think that "Advent" always meant the second definition: The Advent season was and is about Jesus.

Apparently Starbucks is going with the first definition.  You can now count down the days with chocolates and arrive at a mini Starbucks gift card on the big day.

I guess Christmas used to be about Jesus too.  We kind of forget those important details these days.

I love Christmas traditions: lights, decorations, food, and everything else.  But consider this your reminder that two weeks from today we should primarily be celebrating Jesus.

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