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Our Advent Moment

So when we face another Christmas and are reminded that Jesus is the reason for the season, we have to undertake a significant shift in mental activity to realign ourselves behind the coming of Christ in the midst of the manufactured world of advertisement for perfume, alcoholic beverages and Carnival fetes.

Maybe it would be more reasonable to see Advent as a moment when once again we are brought up short by the fact that God became human and spent a lifetime among us. Not merely as a historical fact, but as an event which had and continues to have profound implications for the conduct of human relations.

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