Recently I have come across an interesting line about the Irony of Life. “Remember those days when people used to write diaries and got mad when someone read them…. Now they post everything on Facebook and get mad when people don’t read them….”!!! Very amusing, right?
Yes, this is how our social norms, expectations and life styles are evolving or changing. Whether we like it or not changes are bound to happen. Changes always brings mixed feelings and results. If concerned about the outcome, it may be wise to dig out the pearls from the treasury of history and adapt to the current time.
The rationale behind the publication of an Advent Calendar was just as stated above. In the whirlpool of secularized ‘Holiday’ madness, we have lost the soul of Christmas. Christmas has reduced to the season of parties and shopping starting from Black Friday to Boxing Day. We place the lawn signs suggesting “Keep Christ in Christmas” but forget to place him in our own hearts. Yes, we need to go back into the humble traditions of Christmas. We should make intentional simple steps to the manger. I hope our Advent calendar will help all families to do that. Please make every effort to do that.
Fr. James Cherickal, Pastor