Beginning the Advent Season with Hope

Advent candle hopeAs we begin the tradition of lighting the Advent wreath, we want to share words of inspiration with you over the next four weeks.

This week, the inspirational message is from “Wrestling with Discipleship”- a blog written by Andrew Kukla.

You want tangible hope? Why don’t we end this week’s reflection on hope in the most tangible and fitting manner. With these words from Nelson Mandela who the world celebrates even as we mourn our loss in his death because his was a great spirit:

“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.”

This is hope.