Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Hello world.
On this overcommercialized-Christianized-pagan winter festival day, take a moment to thank God for all the blessings in your life, such as friends, family, food, shelter, clothing, opportunities, etc. Also, take a moment to pray for those on the margins of society -- the oppressed, hungry, poor, lonely, weird, sick, etc.

As you look forward toward the new year, consider assessing how your priorities are reflected in how you spend your time. Maybe make a resolution about how your can make the world a better place. You could decide to pay attention to people around you that you wouldn't normally notice -- to listen to their stories & pray for them. You could commit to making or finding opporunities to serve people who are less fortunate than yourself. You could resolve to find and support a charitable organization whose values reflect your own.

I wish you a very merry Christmas & a happy new year. May you make the most of it. I pray that you are overwhelmed with a peace & joy that surpasses all of your understanding.