December 27, 2020

Dr. Paula Gooder quote

 "But it is worth remembering that at the time of Jesus for most people nothing seemed to have changed. The world appeared as dark and as hopeless as it always had. At the heart of the Christmas story lies the truth that it might have looked that way to most people but as the angels revealed to the shepherds or as the star revealed to the magi, how things seemed was not how they were.

Hope had stirred. Love had been born. Immanuel – God with us – was in the midst of them. The world had changed forever, even if they couldn’t see it. This year let us hold fast to this with every fibre of our being – how things seem is not how they are. There is hope and love in abundance and God still is with us through it all, whether it feels that way or not."
Dr Paula Gooder is Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral, London