Did you remember to light your second Advent candle yesterday? Don't worry, you can do it tonight. It's getting exciting! Unless you're me, and that panicky clutching feeling sets in. Why am I never ready for anything?
And, of course, nothing like a flat tire to facilitate Christmas shopping.
Yes, even the most strong-minded Advent celebrator must still shop for Christmas presents.
But not me, not today. :(
Let's follow Mary on her journey with the great Joseph, her protector.
It's cold, she doesn't know where she will have have this babe, but she is serene. And a little playful too? Don't worry about getting the kids to do stuff. Don't let that feeling that you should be doing more prevent you from actually experiencing this season. All the preparations that we normally go through: the making, the baking, the candle-lighting -- those are a "lesson" in themselves, if done in the right spirit.