Dear FCC family,
There are many things we await in hope for. Advent teaches us to prepare, not passively, but actively.
Yesterday, 377A was finally repealed. Some of us worked hard drafting the submission during the Penal Code review in 2006. We were involved collecting signatures for the parliamentary petition years ago. We didn’t succeed then. But we continued to wait in hope. Because we trusted in God – the God who is with us, among us.
There continues to be many things that require our participation. There are still many who are marginalised, and the systems that exist in our society continue to be obstacles to their thriving.
God is still working – bringing forth God’s kin-dom where all are beloved, all are valued, all can thrive. And God, who is with us, is inviting us to participate as co-creators of this kin-dom. Because for this kin-dom to come, it requires our transformation. We need to unlearn what we have learned.
May we learn to prepare room in our hearts, so that we can create a world where love will cast out all fear, and we love all our neighbours as ourselves.
Let us prepare ourselves for the coming of the Christ child.