Help is on the Way
We have characterized Advent as a season of preparation. And yet, there is a sense in which we can’t prepare for Christ’s advent into our world and into our lives because life itself is preparing us. In all those ways in which life casts us into situations where we stumble in the darkness and can’t find our way, when we don’t know which way to turn, when we have exhausted our possibilities and have come to a dead end, life is preparing us to admit that which is hard to admit in our culture: we need help. That’s when we are truly prepared to hear the good news of Advent: help is on the way.