God is revealed in the midst of the dark days as loving and caring. If we choose life, we will see the signs of God's presence in our daily lives. Those signs lead us ever more deeply into the love and compassion of God. Let's take this journey together.
Rather than 'joy' being yet another word for 'happiness,' we will discover that the depths of joy can be found especially in the midst of suffering, the work of justice, and the presence of compassion-all part of the coming of Jesus to this world and a message the world still so desperately needs.
Rebuilding the Temple of God is a task that all Christians are given. It involves reestablishing the altar of God in our hearts, a place where we sacrifice our self-made identities and self-justifications to allow God to reign in our lives.