Nevertheless, today I listened to Mumford & Sons sing this one, an advent carol/hymn and I find myself “strangely moved”. Advent is all about anticipation. It’s what we call that time before the time that’s coming. Kids still get it at this time of year, around birthdays and summer holidays.
I’m eager today for the time that’s coming and I’m even getting in the mood for the Christmas season. May we all walk through the brier patch of materialism, the lie of the lack and the memory of loss this season unscathed and embrace the birthday boy we celebrate.
Here’s Mumford & Sons, I hope they do for you what they did for me…
What gets you in the mood for Christmas?