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Psalm 31:21 Blessed be the Lord! for he has shown me the wonders of his love in a besieged city.
Healing a world shuttered in shadows and hopelessness is God’s specialty. In a besieged city or a dusty manger surrounded by animals, in those desolate places, we need God the most. This kind of vulnerability creates the exact opening God needs to step through. This is the promise of Advent and the truth of Christmas. Through the smoke and the ash, through the dirt and dust, the wonder of help and love come to save us.
MOVING FORWARD: Take a plate of cookies or other snacks to your local first responders. They’ve had a busy season too.
Today the Church remembers Saint Stephen, Deacon and Martyr.