I love the traditions of sparkly lights, holiday parties, and gift giving at this time of year. But I also know it’s far removed from that dark and lonely cave where Mary gave birth to the Son of God. The contemporary celebration of Christmas seems to have little to do with the theological significance of that event. But the season of Advent helps focus the spotlight on the waiting and watching, and helps people mark the passage of time with things like Advent calendars and wreaths. Andrew Sullivan explains why that’s important.
[via The Daily Dish]