“You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end” (Matthew 24:6).
For Advent to be truly appreciated it must be understood as the anticipation of God doing more. A spirit of Advent begins when we no longer want what we currently want. It is the understanding that God is working to accomplish something that gloriously exceeds anything we have ever known or currently exists. Advent is the hope embraced by those who do not cling tightly to the offerings of this world.