There seems to be a lot wrong with the world today. Just in recent weeks, the deranged among us have killed our children en masse and individually. Our business and political leaders seem to be unable to represent our best interests.
So Christmas could not be coming at a better time. We need some good news and warm feelings among us. We need to believe that things will get better. We need hope.
And that is what Christmas and the holidays that surround it are based on. They give us a sense of hope and the promise of renewal and redemption. They spread good will and encourage the best that is in us.
The hard times we have been experiencing are not unique to our times and, unfortunately, they will repeat in the futue. But there also will be good times.
So, merry Christmas and happy holidays. We hope you are able to spend time with friends and family.