Meditation by Nancy Bradley
The world needs Advent.
I need Advent.
New data shows that October 2014 was the warmest October on record and NASA announces that global temperatures reached record territory for the third month in a row.
Fresh water becomes scarcer and much of the world is in danger of a ground water overdraft as California drills deeper and deeper to obtain water for crops.
The world needs hope.
I need hope.
The Republicans sue President Obama accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority and Governor McCrory files a lawsuit against the General Assembly to stop a newly created Coal Ash Management Commission.
Tension is running high in Ferguson, MO where a Grand Jury is deciding whether to indict Darren Wilson, the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.
The world needs peace.
I need peace.
Peter Kassig, an aid worker, becomes one of the latest victims in a long string of beheadings at the hands of ISIS.
Dr. Martin Salia and more than 4800 other people have died because of a virus called Ebola.
The world needs joy.
I need joy.
A 72 year old woman pleads with the Cumberland County DSS for more food stamps to feed her grandchildren after they are placed in her home and she has to quit work to care for a member of the household who became ill.
My family loves and cares about my great-nephew if he hides his sexual orientation and lives by their rules.
The world needs love.
I need love.
The world needs to celebrate Christmas and the possibility of miracles.
I need to celebrate Christmas.
During the season of Advent, daily meditations from members of the Pullen community are being posted online. Subscribe by email at www.pullen.org/category/meditation.