So this Advent, begin an offense of hope, an offense of mercy, an offense of charity. Begin by looking around you to find the hidden suffering in your midst, the suffering God wants you to remedy. Look for the unknown family lacking friends, the poor who need shelter, the hungry, the lonely, the sick and the lost, We have a world wounded and on fire with pain, we are to be the balm, the peace the world cannot give, to a world desperate to receive.
Pray with faith. Pray for justice and work for peace.
And know in the marrow of your bones, God is with us, God is working, God wills to fix this, God is fixing "this."