But it’s not January 1, you say. For the followers of Jesus, the new year begins with Advent. And what a beginning it is as we start by looking to the very end of the age and the second coming of Christ. Advent issues a clarion call to wake from our slumber, realign life, and get in step with the Holy Spirit. The Christian New Year unfolds a journey from the second coming all the way to Bethlehem and the first coming, setting the stage for the year ahead. Gather with family, friends, and neighbors and take the journey together. Our calendar is the most important document in life for it reveals to us how we spend the most valuable thing we have: our time. The Christian New Year will help us understand our calendar like never before and live into our times with the fullness of life.