Singing a New Song
Know the ways and the mornings,
The taste of pastas and apples,
Love is needed in order to pulse,
Peace is needed in order to smile,
Rain is needed in order to flourish.
Almir Sater and Renato Teixeira
Sing to the LORD a new song;
Sing to the LORD, all the whole earth.
It is Christmas time, it is celebration time, it is remembrance time, time for experimenting the new song, again, in our lives.
It is time to listen to the voice of Jesus himself, who announces that the Spirit of God confirms his announcing of the proximity of the Kingdom of God and the necessity for building conditions for its existence.
In the midst of so many violences which happen in our country and worldwide, and so many incoherences and surrealisms of our governors, let us seek renovation in the hope of a new thing that is born with the Jesus child and involves us with the courage of the liberating Christ.
It is time to sing the new song, it is time to live the expression of love, it is time to seek peace to smile, it is time to feel the rain that flourishes again our lives.
May this Christmas be the time in which we seek this way of continuing singing this new song that Christ has put in our life. I invite us to:
Renew our hope;
Contemplate the beautiful, because beauty is the visible image of God;
Harden, “without losing tenderness”;
Experience communion with God;
Hope for a miracle of a life that is renewed;
Listen to the sound of the flute and dance;
Experience the time to seize life;
Love, despite ourselves;
Follow the mission till the end.
And may God, who is Father and Mother to us, through his/her mercy, make us member of his/her Kingdom; who is Son, come to us in power, reveal among us the promise of his glory; who is Spirit, strengthen us in the faith, joyful in hope and constant in love.
All the blessings to you and your families in this Time which is light. A very blessed Christmas.
From your Primate,
The Most Rev. Maurício Andrade
Primate of IEAB