Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt

Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt

Advent 2012: Are We There, Yet?

Image courtesy of lamnee/


Are we there, yet?

There is a child in each of us, and the Christmas Season brings it out like at no other time of year. As adults, we know the importance and benefit of delayed gratification – waiting to eat that cupcake until we get home as opposed to devouring it in the car, or waiting until Christmas to tear open the package a long-distance friend has sent early (so it will arrive in time). But in the back of our minds rings the childhood refrain, “Are we there, yet?” which translates to, “Do I really have to go any farther before I eat/get/experience what I want?”


Advent is all about waiting, but it’s also about preparing. The more we focus on the question, “Are we there, yet?” the less we’ll be able to prepare for the day/event when it comes. So, let’s put our cupcakes back into their bags and the still-wrapped presents under the tree. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, but rather take this season one prayer, one meditation, and one step at a time so that, when Christmas comes (and, yes, it will come), we’re that much more ready – and joyful – at the things yet hidden, but to come.

Blessings for the day,


Comments Post the First Comment »
post a comment

Comments are closed.

Previous Posts

Mass of Canonization: Religious Freedom and Tolerance
Today, September 23, 2015, Pope Francis will celebrate the first Mass of Canonization to take place in North Ameria. The soon-to-be Saint is Junipero Serra, an 18th century Franciscan missionary who founded the first 9 of the California ...

posted 1:13:08am Sep. 23, 2015 | read full post »

Prayer and Pope Francis
As I type this, Pope Francis is about to arrive at Joint Base Andrews. There is the usual activity as people gather to greet the Pontiff - some are finding their seats, photographers are checking their camera angles and light (some clouds in the ...

posted 7:48:02pm Sep. 22, 2015 | read full post »

Pope Francis in Washington, D.C.: A Personal Welcome!
  One of the first things that strikes me about Washington DC this week is the personal way the City is preparing to greet Pope Francis. The picture with this blog is of the banner hanging on the Basilica of the National Shrine, where ...

posted 2:28:31am Sep. 22, 2015 | read full post »

Pope Francis: A Powerful MIssion
Already, I a amazed at the energy with which Pope Francis is moving through his arduous Visit. I watched much of the coverage from Cuba, and kept wondering, "How does he maintain his natural, loving, joy-filled smile? He has to be beyond ...

posted 1:14:07am Sep. 22, 2015 | read full post »

Chronic Illness: A Change of Season
As we age with chronic illness, we gradually realize that our bodies and often our spirits enter a prolonged change of ...

posted 8:12:46pm Sep. 21, 2015 | read full post »


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.