Are we there yet?

by Rev. Melissa Cooper
LECFamily Program Coordinator

"Are we there yet?" is a phrase that echoes on backseat car windows everywhere, especially around the holidays. As we travel to spend time with family for Thanksgiving and Christmas, impatient children recite that refrain again and again, whether from anticipation of arriving at grandma's house, or simply because they are tired of being stuck in a tiny moving cubicle with an energetic sibling. 

"Are we there yet?" is a refrain that echoes throughout Christian history this time of year as well. Although most of us begin to celebrate Christmas culturally after Thanksgiving (or even Halloween!), our Christian tradition actually has one more season to celebrate before we begin the 12 days of Christmas on December 25.

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