Someone asked me today, "How's Advent". Of course, I responded appropriately ... I think I told her about the busy-ness that we who work in the church deal with during this time of year. But about two minutes later, in the middle of the next song (this happened at the bluegrass jam), I realized that no one has ever asked me that before. Well, that's probably a lie. No one besides other pastors has ever asked me that before. And out of the blue, someone who I know by first name only, and who I see maybe once a month, asks me about Advent.
Maybe some of what we strive to do makes it beyond our little church-nerd ghetto.