Let’s be honest: no one likes to wait, which makes Advent a hard sell, because Advent is about waiting. It’s about reflection and repentance and delayed gratification—things with which we tend to struggle. And yet, Advent, if observed with intentionality and an open heart, can help us to resist some of the Christmas craziness that we all see around us. Advent offers the simple joy of preparing our hearts and minds for Christ. During Advent we watch and worship and… wait.