In these days of COVID-19, and societal and political division - what is this Good news you and I are called to bring? We know that Advent is a time of waiting. This Advent we, too, live with enormous uncertainty with its toll of insecurity, anxiety and fear. Can we reach out to each other, with loving concern and support regardless of our differences, even in the midst of necessary social distancing? This scripture reminds us that “There is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same God is God of all, enriching all who call upon God.” In spite of the deeply divisive climate we have endured, we cry out to a God who is so much greater, wider, more deeply compassionate, more spacious than our divisions and fears. May we be sisters and brother to all opening our eyes to the unity of our planet and all living beings.