Dance in the Darkness

Jesus, Lord of weakness, we wait in joyful hope;

see our weakness, be our strength, Jesus be our light.

Dance in the darkness, slow be the pace,

surrender to the rhythm of redeeming grace.

Carey Landry’s Dance in the Darkness is one of my favourite Advent hymns. 

We who live in the Northern hemisphere certainly need to learn to live with darkness as the winter days grow shorter – and colder.  A glance at our world can also feel like a venture into darkness… the climate crisis, violence and war, the triple threat of Covid, RSV and the seasonal flu… 

As we wait in joyful hope for the coming of Emmanuel, God-With-Us, who chose to come among us as a vulnerable baby; may we see our weaknesses, our fears and worries, as a call to surrender to the grace of realizing how much we need each other and how good it is to be there for each other.

May this Advent be a grace-filled time for you!

Sr. Christine Gebel, OLM

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