This year of the pandemic has been like a tomb. A time of isolation. A time of darkness. A time of transformation. We contemplate all that has shaped us this year and see the Divine at work. Slowly. Gradually. Making us into a more compassionate people. Time and again, God visits the people, inviting a slowing down, a letting go so that the old ways of selfishness are replaced by a willingness to share the Divine abundance with our hurting world. Let us not miss this opportunity.