This is the fourth Sunday of Advent, and for many (more importantly) the 'so many days until Christmas' countdown continues to dwindle! (exclamatory marks sold separately at fine stores everywhere)
Maybe today is a good day to see someone in a corner of our lives we normally see through on our way to the many important things we each do and never really acknowledge. We're a pretty crowded ant farm with beepers and briefcases and sometimes the person next to us falls through a crack and we never notice.
Anglicans (Church of England in the UK) call this Stir-up Sunday, not as in get agitated or become more forcefully engaged in the world around us, but for more quiet and comfortable reasons, but I do like that name and the possibilities and connotations.
For some of us, this is the best of the Season of Joy and for others, it's really nothing more than the next to last Sunday in 2015. We are the choices we make and the lives and love we share. We are the reason for this season.