Advent – The Coming or Arrival of Something Extremely Important
Advent is a liturgical season for Christians. It’s also a term that means arrival or the coming of something extremely important. One of the O antiphons refers to Christ as the Root of Life who draws all to Himself, giving birth again to hope through His dying and rising. May we welcome His advent in our lives.
O Root of Life, implant your seed within us,
and in your advent, draw us all to you,
our hope reborn in dying and in rising.
For you, O Lord, my soul in stillness waits,
truly my hope is in you.
My Soul in Stillness Waits, by Marty Haugen, 1982