Second Sunday in Advent - December 9th
In this coming season of giving, joy, love, and community, these readings are incredibly resonant. The second reading is especially resounding as it emphasizes the goodness that each one of us has within our hearts. This compassionate seed that has been sewn within ourselves enables us to so selflessly give unto others and make a positive difference in our communities. May this season continue to remind each of us of our enormous capacity for kindness. May it instill within each of us a genuine love of others and profound compassion for all living beings. May it help us to better understand our own ability to give, love, nurture, and sustain. “And this is my prayer: that your love may increase ever more and more in knowledge and every kind of perception, to discern what [truly] is of value” this holiday season.
My deep love and admiration to each one of you exploring your own capacity for kindness and giving this Christmas.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Class of 2013