The light is coming.
Yes, when the cold is coldest and the dark and darkest, believe: The light is coming.
We celebrate that hope of light returning when we observe the Winter Solstice.
Indeed, light is the focal point of our December holidays, regardless of the faith to which we hold. We light candles, homes, or trees for more than just aesthetics or utility. These little lights in the darkness of December are expressions of faith and reminders of hope.
We strive for Voices for Earth Justice to be a constellation of "little lights" where darkness and death are felt most in this world.
You're one of those "little lights." Among the other "little lights" that make up Voices for Earth Justice, you're part of a constellation of faith, hope, and love. Your light reminds people who feel lost in the darkness that hope is here and love is now.
But your light also gives them hope that hope and love are still coming yet. That hundreds, thousands, millions of "little lights" together will eventually drive away the darkness of abuse, exploitation, neglect, and oppression.
Your light, taken together with so many other "little lights," is the most convincing evidence yet that a day will come when justice will cover the Earth.
Thank-you for being a "little light" among many "little lights." You and people like you are Voices for Earth Justice.
And because "little lights" need energy themselves to keep shining in the darkness, we at Voices for Earth Justice wish you more light and warmth than you could ask or imagine this holiday season.
Grace and peace,
BT Irwin, executive director
P.S. You can help keep our light shining in 2018 by making a tax-deductible donation to our year-end giving campaign. As of today (December 21), we've raised more than $8,000 toward our $10,000 goal. Please make your online donation here. Thank-you!