ADVENT seems to be about the coming of CHRISTMAS, but is it? CHRISTMAS seems to be about the birth of Jesus, but is it really?

I love that episode of The Simpsons in which Bart, after an especially selfish celebration of Christmas, comes to a new realization: “Christmas is not just about cards and candy and presents – it’s about the birth – of Santa!”

Like Bart Simpson, we may think we understand Advent and Christmas, and we may be close, but not quite on.

Praise the Lord

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