WEEK 1 – Journeying with the Light of Hope
Welcome to Solas Bhríde and to our reflection on Advent.
Our theme for the first Sunday is: Journeying with the Lght of Hope.
We light the first candle – a symbol of hope.
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness – Desmond Tutu
Hope is needed to carry us through difficult times.
This is the darkest time of the year in the northern hemisphere – a time when many experience darkness at a personal level – family level – darkness in nature – collective darkness as we try to cope with a global pandemic.
Advent gives us the opportunity to focus on the light that shines in the midst of darkness.
May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Spirit. (Romans 15:13)