During this Christmas season, we are observing Advent. Advent is a time of patient waiting, hopeful expectation, soul-searching and calendar-watching. Advent comes from the Latin word "adventus" meaning "arrival" or "coming." During this month, we will look back at those who awaited the arrival of the Light, Jesus. In looking back, we consider what it means for us that he has come, and what it looks like to live in eager anticipation of his second coming.