This is the constant cycle and life of the Christian whether it is Advent or Christmas, Lent or Easter, a wedding or a funeral. Repent and rejoice and repeat. Love your neighbor and fail and be loved by Christ and then love your neighbor and fail and be loved by Christ and again and again and again. The only hope for us, the only way we will be saved, is if Christ Himself has kept the Law for us and puts Himself on us. Thanks be to God, that is exactly what He has done in His death and resurrection, and He has bestowed it upon us in Holy Baptism. To put on the Lord Jesus Christ is to be baptized and to commune and to be absolved.
David H. Petersen, "God With Us" page 22, Emmanuel Press