It is a gradual change of transition as we waited patiently with anticipation when the happiest table in our house is redecorated.
The decoration then was pumpkin, Chinese lantern flowers and golden maple leaves on Thanksgiving Day. Now the table is laid out with holly branches, poinsettia, and four colored candles.
Finally, today, the decor is complete.
We recognize that in today’s culture that it does not encourage patience as anticipatory is part of Christmas. Thus, we practice waiting, staying alert and remembering what this season is all about; the birth of Jesus Christ.
We believe, regardless of the turmoil on this world, somehow – somewhere – someday, there will be peace on earth.
Additional reading from Friar Musing’s: In Between Times