Friday, December 24, 2004
I want to remind everyone of one simple little fact: Christmas doesn't officially begin until sundown tonight. Let's all take a deep breath and realize that we are all still in Advent and we need to be driven towards repentance (all the more this time of year). We need to be reminded of this not only because of Christ's first Advent, but also because his Second Advent is still coming. In a way, Advent is as much preparing us for his Second Advent as much as it prepares us for his first Advent.