I’m ashamed to admit that I understand how the Grinch feels. I have always loved Advent and Christmas, but with each passing year, the season seems to be getting only more and more hectic. We feel the need to squeeze in a year’s worth of parties, concerts, and meetings in the 24 days before Christmas. We get overwhelmed, and we have no time to consider the true spirit of this special season. I feel myself wanting to hide away in a cave and not come out until December 26!
“We are called to serve God’s world with energy, intelligence, imagination, joy, and love.”