Advent - Where We Belong Advent and Christmas often bring memories of home. If “home is where the heart is,” then this season might be at its core. Whether we have good memories or differing definitions of what “home” might be, all humans have a need to belong. During the season of Advent, the Church celebrates the impending arrival of God-in-the-flesh, not as a conquering warrior, but as a baby born in a lowly manger. God became like us, took on real-life flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. We long for belonging and God deeply longs to make home in our hearts. It’s a perfect fit!