Today we put aside our finger-pointing and instead join hands with one another, striving to do God’s work and make the world a better place. We do the things we’ve been doing: casting out the demons of hunger with our food and meal ministries, casting out the demons of loneliness by visiting and caring for one another, casting out the demons of discrimination by explicitly welcoming all people and being allies for people who are marginalized.
In pain and promise, God is with us. This is how God saves us. Not with victory on the battlefields of life, not even with answered prayers, only with a presence and a love that knows no bounds, meets us in every corner of our lives, no matter how dark, and refuses to allow sin and death the last word.