Advent starts tomorrow.
How did that happen?
I'm not ready - we haven't got all the material prepared, we still don't know just what's happening with the building, how are we going to fit everything in, there are problems with room bookings, I can't find the crib, what have we forgotten to make sure we have....?
Advent comes round every year.
How come it always catches us by surprise?
Well, me anyway! I suppose surprise is not the right word; it's not that I didn't know it was coming. I have the to-do list to prove it. But still, I don't seem to be ready.
Which is part of the meaning of Advent; the coming of Jesus breaks into our world, ready or not, planned or not, awaited or not. That is the grace - Jesus comes to us....this is Good News.
coming, -do list to prove it. Thisngs I need