Luke 21: 25-33
When does Christmastime officially begin? If we were to base it on the retailers Christmas begins sometime before Halloween. According to the Church calendar Christmas begins at sundown Christmas Eve. And that begins the 12 days of Christmas. So what is Advent? Advent is a separate holiday and celebrated in a separate way. We may think of Advent as just part of Christmas, but each Sunday is a special day: hope, peace, joy, and love Sundays. These are the themes of Advent. Let us focus not only on the birth of Jesus, but on how Jesus lives and reigns in our lives today.