It’s that time of year when our thoughts turn liturgically to advent – that shrinking season that has been eroded into near non-significance by Halloween on one side and Christmas on the other, two commercial tsunamis with the shrinking island of Thanksgiving – or at least Black Friday — in the middle. Jesus once said that you can’t serve both God and mammon, and it looks like Mammon is winning.
In any case, next Sunday we begin that beautiful season of waiting and preparation for the coming of our Lord and Savior, and, in a slightly underplayed theme in scripture, our king. This Sunday we are celebrating the Feast of Christ the King. It’s something of a puzzle actually.