It is increasingly hard to find hope in dark places - or perhaps it always was?
It seems with world events, and in particular the killings in Paris, the bombings in Beirut, the mass loss of life and people fleeing Syria of late - these images are burned into our psyche and it is difficult to know how other people can hurt others in this way, and how we, as people who value love and peace and humanity, can help. It's hard to know.
Seeing the world hurt, hurts. As we are approaching advent and the birth of baby Jesus, I can't help but think that it's more critical than ever in these times to remember that love is greater than fear, and light is greater than darkness. It's not just a metaphor, and not just words of faith. It's not an empty promise. Love is always greater…it won't stop the hurt right now but it will win the war.
I am Sarah, a Deacon in the UCA, and minister to Belair Uniting Church. I am married to Dave and mum of two beautiful and active boys. I am thrilled to be a part of such an amazingly connected, supportive and sincere community such as Belair Uniting Church.