This amazing love is for all of God’s creation, for all peoples of the earth and for the earth itself! This Advent we find ourselves in the midst of one of the largest humanitarian crisis in recent memory, as our sisters and brothers flee war and terror around the globe, they wander the earth in search of a home. As we reflect on the wonder and awe of God’s amazing love for the earth and all humanity let us raise our voices and work to make sure that these immigrants and refugees, and all who wander the earth in search of finding “home”, be taken in. Let us not allow fear to rule our lives, but rather the love of Christ! Let us together make our Advent preparation time a time of work and prayer for peace, for an end to all forms of violence and assaults on human dignity. Let us commit ourselves to not rush into Christmas but to “live Advent” and allow ourselves to become the gift that our sisters and brothers most need, to become people of peace with open hearts for all those who suffer and are in need, able to love them as we love ourselves. Then we will truly be ready to celebrate Christmas when at last it arrives, with hearts full of love for Christ and full of love for the least of our sisters and brothers.