...you will weep no more...on the day that the Lord dresses the wound of his people and heals the bruises his blows have left
We have his understanding that we have wounds which require salving, bruises which require healing. He knows we have been hurt.
Advent prepares us to receive a God who felt these wounds.
This knowledge has to make a difference to our relationship with the broken ones whom we encounter every day, in our lives, on television.