Deacon Keith Fournier on Advent:
"In and through our liturgical seasons of the Church we are invited to
mark our life journey on the road between the first and the final coming
of the Lord by commemorating the great events of the Christian
faith. In so doing, we can more fully incorporate them into our daily
lives and build a Christian culture infused with their beauty. We also
bear witness to the Truth of the Gospel as we manifest the beauty of
its promise to a world waiting to be born anew.
As Christians, we believe that all time is a gift, given by God.
There is no such thing as profane time for a Christian. Time has been
transformed by the Paschal mystery; the Incarnation, Birth, Life, Death,
Resurrection, Ascension and Coming Return of Jesus Christ. The Eternal
One entered into human history. As a result, time has been forever
changed, and so have we. Christ has come, Christ is coming and Christ
will come Again!"