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)

2 Responses to “Advent”

  1. Roger Loseth says:

    Time is the most valuable thing you can give anyone. Money and things are all repaceable time is not. And I’m a firm believer in whatever you plant thats what you’ll harvest. But occasionaly I need to be reminded of this as well, thanks Phil.

  2. Jennifer says:

    ahhh. that was soo cool. (by the way i was in the nursery that sunday so i didn’t see this then.)