I hope you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving with family and friends. We look forward to the celebration of Advent with hope in our hearts as we await Jesus’ birth. The Advent readings remind us of the light in our lives symbolized in the Advent Wreath. Each week our lives become brighter as we light an additional candle. The readings each week call us to focus on preparation for Jesus’ coming and the joy we anticipate on Christmas when the greatest gift was given.