Often Advent is thought of as the time of year when you wait for
Advent though is a season in its own right and in many ways one of the most important. Advent marks the beginning of the Church’s Year, it is meant to be a quiet time of reflection and of space to pray. So in our churches we have no flowers or decoration, it is a time of dark colours, much like Lent we are encouraged to consider our spiritual journey. To help us the Church has a great deal of music to evoke this reflective season and in the symbolism of light helps us to think of Jesus the Light of the World.
Advent is a time of hope, it is a time to look at what is most important to us, to think of family and friends and to rejoice in all that we share.