Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Have you made any new year’s resolutions – what do you hope for in the year ahead?
Despite what the shops and media are telling us, it is not Christmas yet. It is Advent – the four Sundays before Christmas. During these weeks we are offered time to reflect on what we hope for as followers of Jesus, and what we look for. As our gospel reading (Mark 13:24-37) reminds us hoping and looking are not passive activities sitting around wishing. Advent reminds us to live as if our hopes are realised and the reign of God is among us. Because it is – if not fully.
Today we particularly remember all those who worked toward the ordination of women, both in this land and around the world- a struggle still going on today. We give thanks for their courage in living out their hope, making the reign of God more visible among us


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