This year, our Godly Play Family has created a model of what Advent is all about. The children are not talking about Christmas! They KNOW that we are in a period of waiting, and of listening. and of preparing. During our session on Sunday I heard the word “Advent” several times, but never “Christmas”. The children have been quiet. Work time has been quiet. They have been quiet as they have waited for their name to be called for dismissal. I believe this is what the children need, and they have found it. It is absolutely beautiful.