17 You will be hated by all because of my name. 18 But not a hair of your head will perish. Luke 21: 17-18
I can’t remember a time when the coming of Advent has been so welcome. Hope for a world in chaos. Hope that God is creating something new in the midst of hatred, despair and judgment. Hope that our pointing fingers at one another will be replaced with open arms to embrace a new peace that we have never known before. Hope that those with ears to hear and eyes to see will not be deceived and will hear your voice and see your face in the stranger. Hope that we choose real life.
O Holy One of hope, we pray that this time of waiting will prepare us for the new creation you have for the world. We pray that we are wide awake to recognize you in the midst of the chaos around us. In the name of the Coming One we pray. AMEN
Rev. Lil Smith
SMI Seminary Liaison
Spiritual Director and Supervisor
(c) 2015 Rev. Lil Smith