While the essay which is linked below is written by a Roman Catholic, it is also very apt for Catholics of the Reformation, such as Anglicans. It is also an opportunity for me to bring some exciting news to my friends in Little Rock. I will be conducting a four-week Sunday School class on the Church Year beginning on the first Sunday in Advent, Dec. 2. I will also record it an make a link available online. With many thanks to Sam Rocha, this will give you a small flavor of where I will begin my discussion.
Believe it or not, the Christmas season at Macy’s is not our Christmas season. The two are not the same. American secularists celebrate things differently, according to their own (consumerist) liturgies.
I just wanted to remind you that, no, it’s not Christmas yet. Not even Advent. Wait for them. Let them come in their due season, at the right time.