When Jesus came to Earth, he represented a great change in the world’s currents. What was divided could now come together. What was sin could be made into righteousness. What was angry and hostile could be converted to contentment and peace. What was wounded could be healed. And so we sense in Advent a powerful undercurrent of healing.
The divine energy that created the universe courses through our own souls and makes it possible for us to take the raw materials of life and turn them into beauty and goodness. That power that brought human and divine together in Jesus of Nazareth fuels our hearts and minds to bring together what is broken apart. We are meant to be creators. Even more, we are meant to be healers.
What are the raw materials of your life during this Advent season? What can you use to make something beautiful? Your talents? Your money? Your friendships? Your prayers?
And what healing wonders can you perform? Can you be the peaceful ground between conflicted family members? Can you give extra to feed the hungry and clothe the naked? Can you organize events that help young people use their gifts for the betterment of society? Can you create art that helps people recognize and name their wounds—and also point them to hope?
Please post any ideas you have—any experiences you remember—that can encourage and inspire your DDF family to be healers this Advent and Christmas.