This year two of our youth, Tre Mitchell and Virginia Ladd, will read the first two lessons and offer reflections following their readings. I look forward to hearing their voices, their perspectives, and their insights. Their readings are messages of restoration, renewal and rejoicing; their presence as leaders among us reminds us of the power of divine messengers appearing among us in unexpected forms at unexpected times.
I give thanks every Sunday for the children and youth of Christ Church Cathedral, and my constant prayer is to be able to provide the resources they need for growth and to plan faithfully for the future they will live out in this place.
What better Advent preparation could there be than a Sunday in the company of our young people? Jesus told us this: it is to such as these that the Kingdom of God belongs.