Series: Along the Way... | Story 28

December 21, 2023

Although change is a constant, there’s one thing I can count on. Every day my 5 year old grandson will ask, “How many days until Christmas?” Everything beyond about three days is, to him, an excessively long amount of time.

On the Christian calendar, we’re in Advent. It’s the season of anticipation and preparation for the birth of Jesus. Different groups down through history have traditions associated with this time. At least one actually included fasting! Thankfully, that horror was never popular and is not, to my knowledge, practiced by anyone these days.

Now we indulge in the sacred rituals...

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