It is no easy task in our modern world to keep Advent well while the culture around us is screaming Merry X-Mas. This will help; it is a lovely biblical mediation on the reason for the season, the Meaning of Advent. Most of us CANNOT go out into the desert to prepare the way of the Lord. And we SHOULDN’T go around being pious killjoys at other people’s parties. But we CAN do something to enter the silence of the desert and prepare our hearts for the one who will come with splendor to visit his people, and bring them peace.