Why are there so many different themes attached to the four Advent Candles (purple and pink). A survey of websites and books on Advent surface a number of options. Does anyone know why there are so many different traditions? Is there a source that has researched this phenomenon?
Promise, Light, Love, Hope
Hope, Peace, Joy, Love
Prophecy, Bethlehem, Shepherd, Angel
Hope, Preparation, Joy, Love
Prophecy, Way, Joy, Peace
Expectation, John the Baptist, Mary, Magi
Waiting for the Shepherd, Waiting for Forgiveness, Waiting for Joy, Waiting for the Son