Advent is, of course, the time of year when we look forward to Christmas. For many children (and, I suspect, many adults too), it's a time of counting down to the moment when they
It's right and proper that we look forward to the celebration of Christmas, but it's also important to take time to enjoy the season of Advent for it's own sake.
There's so much to enjoy - carol services (we went to one at Leicester Cathedral this week), singing the familiar carols and hearing the familiar readings, nativity plays - seeing the children act out the Christmas story (funny how the innkeeper doesn't even get a line in the Bible, but is one of the main roles in nativity plays!!).
The secular idea of Christmas has much to enjoy - Christmas parties, spending time with our loved ones, hearing the familiar songs on the radio (It's not Christmas until Noddy Holder says so!!).
Whilst we look forward to Christmas, let's not forget to enjoy the season of Advent.