Sunday, 2 December 2012

Advent Sunday

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news,
who proclaim peace,
who bring good tidings,
who proclaim salvation,
who say to Zion - "Your God reigns!"
Isaiah chapter 52 verse 1

YC has received a couple of Christmas cards (for which he is grateful) and is off to a work Christmas night out on Friday.  But before he rushes headlong into Christmas, he would like to remind readers that...IT'S ONLY ADVENT.  Indeed, today is Advent Sunday.

Advent is the season when we get ready for Jesus's birth at Christmas, and look forward to his second arrival on judgement day.  It has 4 traditional themes - death, judgement, heaven and hell.

In case readers think that YC might be a tad "holier than thou", he'd like to point out:
  • He will be going to the work Christmas night out
  • He might just force a glass of the necessary between his parched lips
  • If he chances upon a public house selling fine real ale, then he will enjoy a preview of the third advent theme.
  • If the pub only sells keg beer, then the fourth advent theme will be only too real.
Happy Advent!