The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel (which means “God with us”).
– Matthew 1:23
The focus of the Second Sunday of Advent has traditionally been that of Divine Love. The love of a God who would send his son to earth to pay the price of sin.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.
With all of the horrible, painful news that floods the airways today it is sometimes difficult to remember love. It seems as though there is very little love out there.
And when people of faith turn to prayer and love, sometimes they get mocked. Read more about that here.
But Advent and Christmas is a time for people of faith to remember that there is hope. Hope that was born in a manger.