We wait in hope
for the day when no one goes hungry or feels unwelcome.
We wait in hope for courageous leaders who are also kind and just,
for peace to prevail, and
for the possibility of togetherness to overcome division.
We wait in hope with Mother Earth, our common home,
that human activity will not spell doom after all.
We wait in hope for the in-breaking of love, God among us, Emmanuel.
We wait, yes, but we also know that we
We must act
… choose goodness
… be kind
… move beyond impossibility
… promise to love, listen, live, laugh
no matter what
Because the in-breaking of love begins
has already begun
even as we wait.