Christmas is now only two sleeps away! I have found that sometimes the countdown is the best part of Christmas. The anticipation of the Christmas meal, the bustle of wrapping presents, and the sweet-smelling warmth of baking keeps us happily and peacefully occupied. And yet, the reality of Christmas for many in our global community is conflict and suffering.
“Peace on Earth” is the second theme that has stayed with me throughout the years. This week, I want to explore “peace” as we understand it within the human experience. Peace is the hope of all, the seemingly unattainable dream that inspires us to persevere in the face of insurmountable odds. Jimi Hendrix once said: “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
As we celebrate this joyous season, may we reach out and express the power of peace through love.