I hope you are enjoying your Christmas day. In a time where it’s difficult as ever to get the family together, I hope those of you with the luxury of doing so cherish the day.
The pandemic is all but defeated. It is now endemic. What still must be defeated is the heavy-handed response to it. As our politicians seek to drive us further back into the pandemic, we must say no and keep moving past it. The people who wish to keep you masked forever and want to force you to be vaccinated are doing so with the goal of division. We must keep in mind the importance of days like Christmas, as they allow us to spend time together with family, the antithesis to the division that is being perpetrated right now.
We can look to the Bible for a great example of what it is like to be joyful in less than ideal circumstances. Mary, the mother of Jesus, gave birth to the Son of God in a stable. There was no room for her elsewhere. The Savior of the World was born in a barn with animals as witnesses. Despite this, we’re told Mary “treasured all these things” as the wise men and shepherds came and visited them and “pondered them in her heart.”
Nothing, dear readers, is more contagious than a sour mood. Choose to be joyful this season. Spread peace to your family and show goodwill to all people. Ponder, at least for a moment, on the wonder of Christmas and the blessings that surround us all every day.
I hope that everybody who has been impacted by any of the hardships the past year is able to take this time as solace from all that. I know that people are resilient and that we will always find a way to get through the challenge in front of us. We are able to overcome these challenges due to our desire to appreciate the most basic aspects of humanity; faith, family, compassion, and togetherness.
Gloria in excelsis Deo.
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