Archive for November 30th, 2008

Advent

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Today was the first Sunday in Advent, the four weeks leading up to the day when we’ll celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.  It was a good day at our little faith community, from the worship service (Marc spoke) through the afternoon Advent service (with songs, readings etc. from young and old), continuing on with a shared supper and a rousing game of Pictionary where the women beat the men by a narrow margin.

Something that impacted me today was this video clip that was shown during the worship service …

I’d like to think that I wouldn’t kill anyone for  Christmas bargains, as happened a couple of days ago, but I am as susceptible as the average person to the consumerism that pervades western society, and I need these reminders about where my priorities should be.

UPDATE: I realized that the YouTube clip above was the American version, so I’ve replaced it with the Canadian version (basically the same except for the amount spent on Christmas)