Advent Word 2022, Day 24 ‘Hear’ 聽

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‘We are surrounded by loud noises and voices, by ringtones and notifications. How many of these are merely “a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal” (1 Corinthians 13:1)? What messages do we choose to hear?

Luke’s story of Advent is marked by some remarkable voices: Zacharias and Mary see and hear angels. Elizabeth hears two poems of praise and prophecy—one from her cousin Mary and one from her husband Zacharias. Later in the story, shepherds hear angels sing.

Whose voices are you hoping to hear this Advent? How can you create the quiet in which they can be heard?’ (Hugo Olaiz)

The National Windrush Monument, Waterloo Station, London

‘… Unveiled in June 2022 , the bronze sculpture by Basil Watson memorialises the British West Indian immigrants who came to the United Kingdom on board HMT Empire Windrush in 1948, who subsequently became known as the Windrush generation. The inscription accompanying the monument lists the members of the Windrush Committee who commissioned the sculpture and a poem “You Called..and we came” written by Professor Laura Serrant OBE, Queen’s Nurse’….

‘Human values needed to truly lead change…and add value.

Remember… you called.

Remember… you called

YOU. Called.

Remember, it was us, who came.’

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