Advent-ure   1 comment

submitted: John McMahon

Advent – a time of Adventure…

‘Ure’ is an old English word meaning to ‘work at’ something (eg, to work at learning to play a musical instrument; to work at building a project, etc).  Advent is a time of waiting.  Advent-ure can mean to work at waiting/preparing for.  Advent Calendars and Advent candles help us to work at waiting!  Sometimes it’s good to wait.  Some things are worth waiting for (eg, a baby!). If people could decide to have Christmas on any day of the week, of any month, then 25th December wouldn’t be as much fun.  It’s good to wait and to enjoy things together…..

Waiting for something can help us to enjoy and/or appreciate it all the more


Posted September 6, 2010 by dgbmcc in Advent

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  1. Thank you for this lovely little talk for Advent, I am about to use it (with a few added thoughts of my own) with our junior choir, I hope they enjoy it as much as I did.

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