Tonight is the Carol Celebration; always a big event, and as I type this, the choir is rehearsing with great vigour and tunefulness next door.
Which means we are at that moment when nerves (well, mine at least) begin to get a liottle frayed. I know it will go well – it always does, and the people who are leading us are skilled, dedicated and creative. But it is out of my control, and yet I feel responsible. And it could all go wrong, and that would (clearly!) be my fault.
It won’t – and it wouldn’t be.
But still I am on edge.
And this is just the first of such events over the next 10 days or so….services, meetings, meals, gatherings…
An advent moment; it’s going to happen, like it or not – and I have no control over it.
Not just advent – most of life!