Just as I was despairing and angry at all of the injustice and oppression in the world, I realised it was time to paint something for Advent. The text in my mind was:
The longer I spent with the text, the more hopeful it seemed to me... Out of something that is dead... out of decay... comes something fresh and new! It has filled me with hope. God is all about this process of incarnation... of pouring hope and life into the dead areas of our world. May we continue to hold this Advent hope as we seek to build a healthy and vibrant world.