Sunday, 27 November 2016
First Sunday of Advent - House of Cards
The Christmas season is like Netflix's House of Cards, and we begin our annual observance of Advent, our countdown to Christmas, with this striking gentleman.
And why is the Christmas season like House of Cards?
It comes but once a year. It's not available early. One has to wait for it. And as the release date approaches we have a heavy yet joyful sense of expectation.
And when the release date does arrive we can choose to gorge on it in one massive binge (like Baptists), parcel it out sparingly 1 episode per week (like Roman Catholics), haphazardly watch it (like the Methodists, Presbyterians and the United Church of Christ), or stretch it out in a manageable manner of 2 or 3 episodes per week (like Lutherans and Episcopalians).
Our point is that the Christmas season begins December 25th and lasts for.... 12 days. Yes, that's what the song is about!
So our HOTT Headquarters is not yet decorated with Christmas decorations, just as we are not yet watching House of Cards... because the date of celebration, the season we'll be observing, hasn't yet arrived.
Instead we're enjoying this season of expectation.
We invite you to join us in enjoying the lead-up to Christmas by observing the Season of Advent, and to try doing what we're doing which is to hold off actually celebrating the momentous day and joyful season until it actually arrives.
Location: Red Line at Charles/MGH
Imagined Profession: Biotechnologist
P.S. It's worth noting that people who have already put up their Christmas tree are likely to have voted for Trump. Just saying.