Advent is the cure for spiritual Somnambulism. Somnambulism is a phenomenon of combined sleep and wakefulness that leads to sleep walking. While it normally refers to physical sleepwalking we can also spiritually sleepwalk, going through life with little or no attention to the voice of God. Advent is that spiritual wake up call! A four week season to prepare us for Christmas both vertically with Jesus and horizontally in every relationship we have. Advent is the wake up call not only for individuals but a call to mobilize our community of the church to hear the voice of God and act on what we hear.