As I read the sermon, "Worship a preparation for Christ's coming," (PPS V.1) I thought of our recent production of the Jeweler's Shop; through Newman's imagery we can find an advent dimension to Wojtyla's play.
Newman reminds us right at the beginning we should relish the opportunity to worship now, even in the damp and cold of a dark Advent morning -- because we believe we come before God. "
And we are put on earth a little space//That we may learn to bear the beams of love." That little space is opened up by the Advent season to become a time to wake, to watch and to prepare.
Advent, Newman advises, is "