There is hope for us today. Courageous women are speaking out against men of power for their sexual misconduct. Americans are pushing back as never before against injustice and bigotry saying – that is not what it means to be an American. That is not who we are. This is hope born out of darkness. We all want light and hope in our own personal darkness. What we will get is Jesus, or a renewed awareness of Jesus, in the weeks to come. This can be difficult because the real Jesus challenges us as much as comforting us. As much as we want simply to embrace an infant as a symbol of hope, there is much more to understanding him than the stories about Christmas.
Blessings — Pastor Carol