I want to take a moment to wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas.
To me, Christmas isn’t a time of getting and giving. It’s not a time of strife and argument. It’s not a time of drinking and carousing. It’s a time of renewed hope. A time when God sent to us a second chance.
It’s saddening to look around at our country right now. With so much we seem to be doing so little. I’m 49 years old. I have vague memories of the late 60’s and early 70’s. And it feels like we are heading back there. A country divided.
My Christmas hope is that we can all stop for a moment, catch our breath and think about what could be. How our lives, and those of the ones we love, can be better. And don’t forget to make an opportunity to reach out to someone you may not know, or only know superficially. Offer them hope. It’s good for them. And I think you’ll find it’s good for your soul, too.