Sermon for Advent

Sermon  Dec 9 2012

Rev Felicity O’Brien

Advent. It’s such a complex time of year. There are all the preparations for end-of-year do’s – bring a plate everywhere you go. There are requests for donations to Childrens’ charities  – bring a wrapped present with the age of the recipient. There are food bank appeals – bring a tin of something. There are invitations to drinks – bring a bottle.

It gets very busy as with end of year functions as well as preparing for Christmas festivities. One phase of life is ending as the school year finishes, but there is no time to acknowledge and give thanks for all that has gone, and to pray for the next journey, because there is no stillness to reflect amid all the busyness. Or so it can seem. Continue reading