The lengthy list of names at the beginning of Matthew's account of Jesus' birth contains a message of hope.
Advent begins a journey toward real and everlasting hope.
Faith isn’t just Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Faith is Easter Saturday too.
The final word from Job, and the Better Job whose birth we celebrate at Advent, is to hold on to hope.
This Advent, our expressions of hope are very much focused on the current situation in which we find ourselves.