Today is the first Sunday of Advent. Advent means “coming.” It is a season of the church year that is meant to be for preparing and getting ready for the coming of Jesus. And I have to tell you, I have been ready for Advent for weeks—since well before election day.
As Americans, we have all been through an interesting time given the conclusion of a brutal election cycle. Whether your candidate won or lost, all of us have been bruised by the tenor of the campaign this past year. I’ve been saddened to witness the anger, the frustration and downright meanness that was displayed on both sides, and I’m glad the tone has changed, and now we are looking to what changes will come with a new president.