But little sparks flicker in the dark and are bringers of feeble hope to a troubled land. Hope provides strength in responding to violence with nonviolence, to untruth by exposing the truth, injustice with justice, and unbelief with faith.
After having an incredible encounter with the Angel Gabriel, Mary went with haste to visit her cousin, Elizabeth, and to share her story. We, too, often get an intuition that God is stirring within and we need to respond with our whole being!
What does authority have to do with Advent joy and hope, anyway? When one rightly uses authority, they raise up others; they magnify the other’s gifts, they see God present in them. What’s your “authority” story?