Advent—the four-week period that leads up to Christmas—is a series of events designed not to delay the celebration of Christmas, but to enhance it. It’s a kind of delayed gratification that culminates in a… satisfaction that is all the richer for the waiting.
J O A N C H I T T I S T E R / Listen with the Heart
“Into this world, this demented inn
in which there is absolutely no room for him at all, Christ comes uninvited.”