The first week of Advent is the week of Hope.
The hope of life everlasting. The hope of the world to come. It is one of the central themes of Christian faith. A fortitude that sees us through horrible darkness and leads us to the one true hope of Christ. The light of the world.
Advent 2007 begins (for the Catholic liturgical calendar) on December 2 this year. So, exactly one month from today. This year I firmly resolve to buy the candles for my advent wreath before the end of the first week of advent. I am lucky enough to live about five blocks from a wonderful little bookstore that I know will have them. If I get in early enough. Last year I procrastinated and ended up not being able to find candles and I had to hunt around for three purple and one pink candle. So, I will be better this year. (If you don’t have a local source you can purchase them here)
Saying “Hi”, to the Christmas Alliance with the gentle reminder that Advent starts in one month!