As parish we are entering into the time of advent, the liturgical time of Christmas to meditate upon the birth of Jesus. We have experienced the unprecedented and overwhelming time with fears, frustrations and fatigue. It was not easy to undergo such experiences both in our personal, family and social life. We have to practice social distancing for our safety even though it was so heartbreaking. We lost almost all face to face conversations and interaction particularly in our worshiping place. But this was the time we had more conversation with our Lord in prayer and hearing of the word of God. Let’s face the pandemic with courage and compassion without surrendering to the conditions that destroy life.