The liturgical readings and prayers of week two of Advent convey an ever growing impatience and unquenchable thirst for God to answer the longings of our hearts. HOPE is key to this cry of the human heart!
And what is HOPE? St. Paul defines hope as "the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen" (Heb. 11:1). Advent HOPE is not wishing but expecting! So let's hear what Advent/Christmas HOPE means to some members of our Resurrection family and what some members HOPE for.
|Mary Claire Weber '19|
|Ms. Carol Marchetti|
Ms.Carol Marchetti describes Advent Hope in the following way: "Hope is always one of the blessing of faith, but Advent is a special time to rekindle that hope. All of the Christmas preparations with lights, nativities, music, generosity and family helps fill our hearts with anticipation of God's greatest gift, His Son, Jesus as an infant, the ultimate expression of God's love, hope and the faithful fulfillment of His promises."
|Kaitlyn Ryan '19|
Kaitlyn Ryan '19 believes "hope is about people coming to
realize that everything is not horrible but rather to realize how much good there is in the world. Hope is realizing
we can get through every challenge."
|Jessie Surridge '17|
Jessie Surridge '17 hopes that "once it gets colder
people who do not have shelter or food find help,
and that others will care about them and for them."
|Ms. Vanessa Wheatman|
Ms. Vanessa Wheatman's hope for Advent and Christmas "is to share a spirit of relaxation, peace and joy with and with family and friends. "
Mary Quinn '18 states her hope for Advent and Christmas
is that her family will continue this year as they have in
the past the "beautiful tradition of gathering together on Christmas morning.
This family gathering has been a special time to share the real meaning, the
love and the joy of Christmas."
|Mary Quinn '18|
|Ms. Mary McAndrew|
Ms. Mary McAndrew states that the greatest
Advent and Christmas gifts she hopes for herself
and for everyone else is,"that all are blessed in
2017 with health, the wealth of much love, and the
gift of wisdom."
|Ms. Lana O'Brien|
Ms. Lana O'Brien hopes for "unity, peace and harmony in our country and in the world. That we can all find healing from our differences and work together for the good of all."