|A hanukiah lit for the 3rd night of Chanukah|
|An Advent wreath|
Photo: Rev. Pamela Dolan
The Advent theme of Hope swells up in me whenever I see pictures of our elderly and frontline health workers receiving the first COVID-19 vaccines. Although it will be months before my family receives immunizations (and even longer for my family and friends in small countries overseas), I tearfully recognized that it has been ages since I felt a hope that seems real and urgent instead of abstract and far away.
Whether you’re bringing groceries to someone hungry, talking to someone lonely, caring for someone ill, caring for your family, or speaking out to make the world more fair than it was before the pandemic... keep resisting and don’t lose hope.
Be a light for someone. It’s dark out there, but we can be here for each other.
|Cindy holding a candle in the darkness|