Advent has become a time to prepare our hearts and minds for the birthday of Jesus but what does this mean in reality? It typically means getting the decorations up, sending cards, buying and wrapping presents, making travel plans and lots of parties. All of this can actually be good. It does make the holiday special. But can we also take a moment to listen to the wisdom of John, Paul and Mary? They all played a significant part in creating this time of year known as Christ Mass.