Invitation to Advent
“Imagine, on this first day of Advent, you go home and find an envelope in your mailbox. Just a plain white envelope. It has just your name on it. You suspiciously open the envelope, and carefully unfold the letter. It has a seal at the top; it looks official. It says:
Your Lord and Savior, His Majesty your King, requests your presence at a celebration for the arrival of His Son. The celebration will be held on the twenty-fifth day of December. It is strongly recommended that you use the days between now and then to prepare yourself for this celebration with prayer, meditation, abstinence, confession, hospitality, and service to others. Your response is requested.
How will you respond to such an invitation? Will we prepare and be ready or will we simply crash the party?”
Wishing you a blessed and meaningful advent of preparation for the party.