This place is a mess
We start off the new Christian year on this first Sunday of Advent, understanding that Company's Coming on Christmas Day... but we're not ready. Because, let's face it, this place is a mess. We're a mess. We're not ready to receive Christ, and we wonder what we have to do to get ready.
But, then again, we don't have to be ready. Christ never requires us to be perfect, just to be willing.
And to believe.