As we enter the Advent Season, aware of the darkness of poverty, injustice, war and human suffering all around us, let us sing out once again, “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,”
God who is with us in joy and in pain. Come again and strengthen us to become your bearers of hope in the midst of despair, peacemakers in the midst of violence, and justice seekers in the midst of poverty and oppression. Come again as the Christ Child to remind us that you are a God of hope, justice, peace, love and joy.
Joy to you at Christmas and in the New Year!