It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Chapter 12, Page 4, Book 12
Some Special Gifts
Here are a few suggestions for special gifts:
a firm handshake to a shaky soul,
a kind word to a lonely person,
a warm smile to the disheartened,
a sincere concern for someone troubled,
a feeling of compassion for the neglected,
a comforting thought for the bereaved,
a respect for the dignity of others,
a defense of the rights of individuals,
a word of witness to help a seeking soul,
a Merry Christmas to all.
Tuesday, December 4th: Hope
As we move through the first week of Advent, we are preparing ourselves to live in trust, hope, and peace. Our troubled world is so in need of the peace with justice that Jesus preached and lived.
Hope is a thin and slippery thing, sorely tested and hard to come by.
Christmas is surely meant to be an attitude toward life. It is meant to be arrived at slowly and savored. Christmas is not meant to be simply a day of celebration; it is meant to be a month of contemplation. But because Advent has been lost somewhere between the Thanksgiving turkey and the pre-Christmas sales, we have lost one of the richest seasons of the year
There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.