And just before we get into Advent, which is an exciting time, comes a review of some basic points. The Old Testament reading for the Epistle gives a clear idea of what faith is about, and it is a promise which many still await.
And then there is the story of the loaves and fishes, one of those stories which people often tell but miss some major points almost as often. Like the number of people who want to criticize a disciple when all he did was give us a way to measure how much was about to happen. And as you get the sacrament offered here, so also is the point of most of the Gospels given here, that you be ready to grasp what Advent has to offer.