Advent reflection
by Fr Augusto Zampini Davies.

Advent

Each year we prepare a month in advance, for our Christmas celebration. This time is called “Advent”, in latin “ad-venire”, in Spanish “lo/el que viene”, in English “the coming of someone or something”. But there are two ways in which we can prepare and celebrate Christmas. One way is to live it as a circular time, meaning something that is repeated and commemorated (ok, Christmas again… cool). The other way is to live it as a horizontal or linear time meaning, a time in which every year something absolutely new is happening (Christ is coming to us, to me, to the world… wow!) …

See article:

OGF 2011-12 Advent Reflection (doc)
OGF 2011-12 Advent Reflection (pdf)