Merry Christmas

…to you from our family.

May you remember the Reason why we celebrate.
May you remember the people who don’t know the Reason. And who don’t know Hope.
[Do you have a way of showing them hope?]
May you remember the people living in a land that is not their own, and in a language and culture that isn’t always comfortable.
[Do you have neighbors or friends from other countries that you could include in your celebrations?]
May you remember the poor, the widowed, the orphans.
[Do you feel a nudging to reach out to someone specific?]

This is a challenge to me. May I remember these things, and not let Christmas be all about the presents. May I encourage my kids to think of others, and not just themselves.