We are primed to get ready, to get ready for bad things to happen, for disasters, and the like. Advent, as the first season of the Church Year, is primed to help us get ready for something much more difficult, the good! Because this is the case we tend to misunderstand the scriptures associated with Christ's "second coming." Using an illustration from his own life, Fr. Allen seeks to help us encounter the message of Advent as revealed in the Scriptures in a new light.