Busted Halo, a Catholic/spiritual website that lets me write for them every now and then, has asked me to write a blog about living Advent intentionally. That means not getting caught up in the consumerism, and instead of looking forward to the Christmas season, trying to focus on the present, and what it really means to live in joyful hope of Jesus’ birth. Since I have no idea what the answer to that is, it might get interesting.
I’m a person who over-thinks things. If a friend cancels lunch, I immediately wonder if I did something wrong. I will think about this for a very long time, usually until I exhaust myself or until he tells me that no, I didn’t do anything wrong, he just got held up at his job — something I can’t relate to at the moment. (The having a job part, not getting held up.) So if I over-think something as simple as lunch with a friend, think of the possibilities when it comes to thinking about how to even begin preparing for the birth of the human incarnation of, oh, the Light of the World.