If people know anything about Advent, they know it’s the time when we prepare for Christmas. And when they think of Christmas, they almost always think of Luke. It’s Luke that tells us about the angel Gabriel visiting Mary to tell her of God’s choice that she should be the mother of his son. It’s Luke who has the angels singing to the shepherds in the fields near Bethlehem, and the shepherds then going to find Jesus in the most unlikely place – a manger! – proving that the angels’ words had been true. So if Advent is getting ready for Christmas it’s also getting ready for Luke.