The holiday season is upon us and is in full gear! It’s a season of gifts, parties, and elaborate dinners topped off by some good ‘ole fashioned fellowship. Like myself, I’m sure that around this time of the year you feel this heightened and overwhelming sense of joy, happiness, and goodwill towards others.
It feels special–almost magical! For a month, the entire world appears more courteous, kinder, and gentler towards each other. There is truly more peace, love, and goodwill being given and received by all.
I’ve always wondered why we can’t experience this type of utopia every day of every month throughout the year. Treating others the way we’d like to be treated shouldn’t be reserved for just December. Imagine what kind of world we’d live in if everyone made more of an effort to making courtesy, respect, and lovingkindness a daily practice.
As we celebrate this advent season with merriment and excitement about celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, let’s not lose focus about what the Christmas season is truly about. Starting now, in this very moment, let’s not only celebrate the birth of Christ, let’s strive to do as He charged us to do EVERYDAY: Let’s feed the hungry and give drink to those who thirst. Let’s clothe the naked and shelter the homeless while visiting, comforting, and praying for those who are sick and imprisoned. Peace on earth and goodwill to our fellow man, woman, boy, and girl shouldn’t solely be for the holiday season, but everyday and in every season: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Be joyous spreading daily cheer, warmth, and love!