We enter Advent this Sunday (Dec. 1), lighting the first candle on the wreath as we begin this time of hopeful expectation and anticipation.
The gospel reading for Sunday, which you can find here, might seem a bit odd amid the cheerful Christmas shows and songs that already are popping up. Seems more fitting of this classic from Elvis Costello than the Christmas carols we associate with December.
Seems to me it has more to do with what football coaches would call “clock management” or maybe the hazard of being so focused on what’s coming we fail to do anything now.
We’ll talk about it in worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.