By the Rev. Dr. Ed Hird
Every year I impatiently wait for Christmas. I love Christmas, but I don’t like waiting. The season of Advent (which started this year on Nov 30th) teaches us a lot about waiting, not just to remember Jesus’ first coming in Bethlehem, but also to wait patiently for Jesus’ second coming. Waiting in an age of instant gratification is hard. That is why Advent rarely every get commercialized.
-previously published in the December 2014 Deep Cove Crier