Coffee, chocolates, dog treats … There are all kinds of Advent Calendars these days. All to mark the days of waiting until Christmas. But in the end Advent isn’t really about waiting for Christmas. It’s about the waiting for the coming of Christ at the end of days. Advent means coming after all. In fact in medieval missals of the mass the illumination for the first Sunday of Advent is not the Annunciation or something connected to Jesus’ birth, but the Christ in majesty at the end of days. So in these troubled times, when we really could use a savior, maybe it would be good as you eat your daily chocolate to add a prayer. Maranatha! Lord Jesus, come!