Calm down during Advent. Advent is meant to be a season of a reflection and preparation. It’s only when we calm down that we start seeing things clearly.

There is a special clarity given during the night when we are at prayer. Night prayer is a special time because this is when the noise finally stops. At night, the distractions typically disappear. Things become bright when we are finally still without distractions.

The basic goal of the spiritual life is to live in peace, entering into the peace of Christ. When we are agitated, we must find ways to calm down. As Christians, one of the things that helps us be faithful to the end, is because we simply want peace.