As you are aware, we are scheduled for further mediation conversations December 4-5 in Columbia. As I prepare for this time, the sentence from St. Paul in I Thessalonians 5:16 keeps coming to mind: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
The gift of prayer is just that, a grace given to us that is part of the substance of our call to be disciples of Jesus. I ask of you once again to be holding in prayer all of us who will gather. Blessings to you for a most holy Advent as we rest in the One who is our hope, Jesus the Christ.
In Advent waiting,
The Rt. Rev. Gladstone B. Adams III
Bishop of The Episcopal Church in South Carolina