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“Advent” is about what’s coming: the future. Sometimes we look forward to it, sometimes we worry about it.

As a Christian, I believe that our only future is the reign of God. And that the way to that future is the one whose birth we celebrate at Christmas.

The way that we can find through, with, and in Jesus will not always be easy; but it leads us through troubles and even through death, to the fulness of life he came into this world to share.

As I encourage you each year, do your best to ignore the jingle bells of the commercialised “season” and look for what we celebrate at Christmas: God among us, who wants to give us life, light and peace.

+Michael McKenna

Bishop of Bathurst