Friday, November 28, 2008

The Advent Cometh

Guys! Listen! This Sunday! It's Advent!

Thus begins my favorite season of the Christian year - and incidentally, thus begins the Christian year. That's right, the first Sunday of Advent is the mark of the Christian New Year; it's our biting the thumb at the eternal lameness of the pagan calendar, springing the beginning of (the new) history before the year even ends, "already and not yet." Before the end of all things comes the Gospel, and we relive this story year after year into eternity future.