Posted by Mark Beckwith on December 24, 2010
"Peace to the whole community, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ." (Ephesians 6:23) Peace indeed. On earth -- especially some parts of the earth which needs a good dose of peace. Goodwill to all -- especially to those who are approaching Christmas with the taste of dry ashes in their mouth. or knots in their stomach May hope be our gift. Hope being what writer Jim Wallis describes as "believing in spite of the evidence, and then watching the evidence change." As you gather at the creche -- at church or in your mind's eye, may you drink from that divine well of peace and hope. And allow yourself to be changed. May that be your gift. Merry Christmas.