Letter from Father Richard

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Periods of waiting can be really distressing. Waiting for results of a medical examination, waiting for exam results, waiting for buses, train connections. Waiting to see a relative or friend whom we have not seen for sometime, will we recognise them?

Waiting for the Messiah! Isaiah proclaimed last week, “Oh that the heavens would be torn apart and rain the just one down.”

You know the feeling. The trouble is we don’t know whether what we are waiting for is that worthwhile. It is in these situations that we need faith that God will be there to help us accept whatever comes. He is our rock, the ground of our being.

In these days of Advent, of waiting, let us not lose heart. Always be AWAKE to the possibility of the coming of God into our lives.

Let us all hope for a new dawn, a new day, a new expectation of a Lord who will be WITH US “EMMANUEL.”

Father Richard
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