Hosea 12:7 But as for you, return to your God, hold fast to love and justice, and wait continually for your God.
“My children, you know that I have written my law of love onto your hearts with the sacred ink of my Precious Blood. Then do not despair, but hold fast to the hope that you have in Christ Jesus. There is nothing that can happen to you here (on earth) that has any lasting power over you. It is only your sin that has eternal consequences—and that only if you do not avail yourself of the infinite gift of mercy. Wait for God—he will come to you, and he will come to the world in glory and majesty. Keep this thought before you as a light shining in the darkness. Your Lord comes! He comes to rule the world with justice and the peoples with fairness.”
Jesus, Beloved, you are our hope! You are our Light in a world darkened by sin. In you lies all our hope, our joy, our praise. Jesus we trust in you! Amen.