From the New Testament reading at evening prayer:

‘See, I am coming soon; my reward is with me, to repay according to everyone’s work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.’
(Revelation, chapter 22, verses 12-13, NRSV)

Advent is a penitential season, for reflecting on the coming judgement. But that’s rather an unpopular idea to relativist postmodernity, so we substitute shopping…

Glass from St. Mawgan in Pydar, Cornwall