“Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armour of light;” (Romans 13:11-12) One of the things I love most about the season of Advent is the juxtaposition of darkness and light. Christ leaves the glory (the light) of heaven in order to enter into our world of darkness. We are called out of darkness in order to enter the light which he brings. But sometimes it is very difficult to “wake-up.” It is all so tempting to remain where we are. The light can be blinding, forcing us to change our ways. We might even have to do things differently, live life differently in the presence of this new day. Paul says that the light is our armor; it is our only defense in difficult times. As we make our way to Bethlehem in these coming weeks, let us do so with confidence, remembering again that the light is dawning and no darkness can overcome it.