This year, the secular calendar and the liturgical calendar have lined up in such a way that we’ve been given the great gift of a good and necessary reminder. First, we had Thanksgiving. Then, it was Black Friday (which seems to have crept into Thanksgiving afternoon). Saturday was “Small (shopping) Business Saturday.” Finally came the Solemnity of Christ the King. Memo from God: “The shopping? It’s supposed to be about Christmas. And Christmas? It’s supposed to be about Jesus.” Fortunately, we have a whole week before the real beginning of Advent to get back on track... please read the rest here.