There are certain things we should expect and hope for beneath our universal tree this holiday season. And this year especially, with all the hardships, we must all look toward one another with compassion and with the spirit of giving. In the venerable words of Paul The Apostle in Colossians 3:12:
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
That said, there are a few other less ethereal, though humanely vital wishes we can add to our global list this wintry holiday season:
We wish our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq safe sojourn through their unfortunate travails, and the ultimate blessing that they return home safely to family and friends. And, may the families of our so-called enemies abroad also find their loved ones and be safely reunited with one another in the kind of world truly intended by the Heavenly Father.
Pray that the children in across the country so violently impacted, find their way. Pray that they stop killing one another and instead rediscover the power of love. The wish is for children to be children once again, and not act out all the hatred our world has sadly come to manifest.
There is the desire that this blessed Christmas, and throughout the days to come, no man, woman or child finds themselves without food to eat.
And pray that President Obama’s stimulus truly starts to stimulate more of the masses—that his new comprehensive health care plan comes to serve as a real shot of equality for us all.
Not too much to ask this year, I hope.
Merry Christmas to all. Thanks for your support.