There was good news and bad new in the paper this morning. The good news is that Capitol Hill Democrats, who soon will be running the House, are making climate change a priority. The bad news is that any major legislation they could pass would probably be vetoed by the president even if it were to pass in the GOP-controlled Senate. Keep in touch with your legislators of both parties letting them know that dealing with climate change is your priority and a worldwide priority.
As we begin Advent let us be the peace that we desire for our world.
Good and gracious God, in a season when every heart should be happy and light, many of us are struggling with the heaviness of life—burdens that steal the joy right out of our stockings. Tragedy arrives as innocent victims suffer, and an inner voice whispers, “Be afraid!” We need your peace, Jesus. We confess that our hearts are too often filled with wonder of a different kind: wondering when the terror will stop, when rest will come. Will it ever? Is the message still true? In a world where worry, not peace, prevails, stir up that good news again. This Advent, make it real in our hearts.
~Edited from Rebecca Barlow Jordan's “A Prayer for Peace & Joy at Christmas”