It's hard to believe, but Advent begins the day after tomorrow. In preparation for one of the most complex and (in many ways) misunderstood seasons of the Church calendar year, I thought I'd do what many others in the blogosphere are doing: share the Advent Conspiracy Promo Video.
By way of context, it helps to know that Advent Conspiracy describes itself as "an international movement restoring the scandal of Christmas by substituting compassion for consumption." Here's what they say on their website's homepage:
The story of Christ's birth is a story of promise, hope, and a revolutionary love.
So, what happened? What was once a time to celebrate the birth of a savior has somehow turned into a season of stress, traffic jams, and shopping lists.
And when it's all over, many of us are left with presents to return, looming debt that will take months to pay off, and this empty feeling of missed purpose. Is this what we really want out of Christmas?
What if Christmas became a world-changing event again?
Welcome to Advent Conspiracy.
Now for the video:
For more, check out the Advent Conspiracy website.