We’re not breaking an new ground by connecting those two words above. However, I’ve never seen it put quite so concisely as in this anonymous quote:
Commercialization has obscured the meaning of Christmas. The commercial has become more important than the carol. What man has to sell more important than what God has given.
I like to think that the “Advent attitude” might aim at countering this unfortunate swap.
I’m not convinced my 2010 efforts towards Advent observation have had that type of impact as fully as they ought. But I’m not intending to be done with this Advent idea anytime soon, so perhaps future Christmases will be further rescued yet.