The First Sunday of Advent we light a candle of hope
We are people of hope, and that is what we bring to the climate justice movement.
“Optimism and hope are not the same. Optimism is the belief that the world is changing for the better; hope is the belief that, together, we can make the world better. Optimism is a passive virtue, hope an active one. It needs no courage to be an optimist, but it takes a great deal of courage to hope. The Bible is not an optimistic book. It is, however, one of the great literatures of hope.” To Heal a Fractured World, p. 166 Rabbi Jonathan Sacks