Although we did not go to mass together on the First Sunday of Advent, I thought of our group especially during the SECOND READING. In 1 Corinthians 1: 3-9, I imagined St. Paul saying these words about YOU who are striving to join the rest of the ASSEMBLY as Catholics--and hopefully St. Paul was also describing US (we Catholics) as we join in joyful expectation the unfolding of this sacred story and celebration of the coming of the Incarnation.
The song is sung by John Michael Talbot, but the music and lyrics are by Dan Schuette. We sing a number of songs from Dan in our Gather Hymnal. If you would like a print out of the lyrics, let me know. Otherwise, I invite you to contemplate on this Song and Advent Season and on this past week's readings and the readings for the Second Sunday of Advent and answer to simple questions?
How is this Advent different than all others that you might remember before now?
What will be different about this coming Christmas Season for you?