Dear members of the Good Hope Family,

I think it is a good time for me to greet you all in this season of Advent. In two days’ time we will celebrate Christmas, the Feast of love. God so loved the world that He gave us His only Son to be our brother and friend. Christmas is also a feast of beauty. At Christmas, everywhere is beautifully decorated with glittering lights and ornaments. Yet, the glamour of all these is only a faint shadow of the first Christmas beauty with the silvery starlight shining over the crib in which dwelt the source of Beauty---Christ. Jesus came to show us how to live a beautiful life.

Our theme of this year “Colour our World” fits in so well with the Christmas motif of love and beauty. We believe that our world is beautiful. Though sometimes the beauty may have gone pale because of challenges , we can nonetheless make it beautiful once more by our virtues, good works and creativity.

With what we have lived through in these months, we are all the more invited to colour our world with acts of love, hope, joy and thanksgiving so that we can make life more beautiful for ourselves and others. With the light of Jesus in our heart, we surely can light up the lives of our brothers and sisters. May the prayer of St. Francis be our inspiration :

Where there is hatred, let me bring love

Where there is injury, pardon

Where there's doubt, true faith

Where there's despair in life, let me bring hope

Where there is darkness, only light

And where there's sadness, ever joy


May I wish you all a very blessed and merry Christmas and may the new year 2020 be a year of abundant blessings to you.

Best wishes,
Sr. Pauline Yuen MIC