Remembering the light of the world this Advent

candle andres f uran 474838 unsplashAs the beginning of Advent approaches on Sunday, Derek Estill, Moderator of the United Reformed Church General Assembly, reflects on its original meaning in contrast to today’s modern-day commercial focus.

Advent provides us with an opportunity to withdraw ourselves from the deafening noise of today’s world and the incessant drum beat to spend, spend, spend.

In an ever-increasing frenzy, we ‘shop till we drop’ to get more and more ‘stuff’ so we can overindulge ourselves on the Christmas Day and into the New Year.

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