Last Sunday was the first Sunday of Advent, a season that can be difficult for us. We are surrounded by bright lights, Christmas trees, decorations, Santas, and a loud hustle and bustle. And yet, Advent is the season of quiet, reflection and even darkness. Advent is a season of already but not yet – we know the full Christians story, and we know the promises of what is to come, but for now we are in a time of waiting. A time of reflection.

Advent marks the beginning of the new church year, so, Happy New Year!  What do you need to do – personally and with others – to make the coming year a truly spiritual experience?