December is a crazy busy month and I don’t need one more thing to do. Do you feel the same way?
Shopping, gathering (now in a socially distanced way), practicing, volunteering, earlier deadlines, and (don’t forget) making time for traditions... all of us experience at least some of these things thrown into our already packed schedules, made more complicated by the pandemic still sweeping our world. It can be easy for us to wonder if we can just focus on Christmas and our mountain of tasks and only think about Advent on Sunday when we attend or stream Mass. However, our spirituality can truly blossom in a season like Advent if we do only one thing: shift our mindset. Advent is about preparing... and before you stop reading and move on to the next thing, I invite you to go a little deeper with me.