Advent in Central Coast California
Advent is upon us and Christmas will be here before we know it. It’s time to stop and savor the time of preparation and waiting before we plunge into the activities of Christmas. The theme of the first week of Advent is Hope. In the second week we reflect on the gift of Peace, both personal and with other. Joy, that deep inner sign of the presence of the Lord, is the theme of the third week of Advent. Christ is coming and is already here. Finally, in the fourth week of Advent, we celebrate the Love of God, who cares so much about each of us that incarnation was the only way to express that reality. God enters into our world, becoming a human being, so we may come to share in the divine life of the Trinity.