Hinges make it possible for doors to function -
The quality and strength of the hinges
Increase the function of the door.
And like all trustworthy doors, Advent rests on sturdy hinges. This door hinges on scriptural reminders of God's promise to Israel to send them a savior.
God's promise to free them from oppression
God's promise to be their God
And Guide through the ups and downs of life.
Let us hinge our preparation for Christmas on a strong Advent of prayer, generosity, and works of charity and compassion.
Let us also remember the words of Pope Benedict XVI, who once wrote, "It is the beautiful task of Advent to evoke in all of us memories of goodness and thus to open doors of hope."