#AdventWord #Emmanuel #以馬內利
‘Emmanuel—God is with us. Really? Is this true?
During these last few years political uprisings, poverty, harsh climate change, COVID-19, and endless hate crimes have taken a toll on almost everyone.
Nonetheless, God is with us. And we as Christians can reassure the rest of the world of this in one simple way: In our actions.
We may be called to act in different ways, but for me, I will wave the pride flag in support of the LGBT community and stand against gun violence, unapologetically proclaim Black Lives Matter, raise awareness of the refugee crisis, and water the sunflowers of Ukraine.
So, yes, Emmanuel-God is with us. And he always will be.’
‘Madonna and Child’, Alfredo Roldán 1999
Lady Chapel, St. Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield, London EC1
At the end of Advent Word 2022, may I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!