I remember Uncle Billy Connors this Christmas. No, he wasn’t our uncle. In fact he is not related to us at all. My mom was so taken with him since he was so good to her all the time, she convinced dad to take him in to live with us after his wife died.
This Christmas let us make a difference in someone’s life, whether it is a senior who would you to stop by for a cup of tea and a chat, an abused person who just needs a kind face and someone to listen, a teenager who needs some understanding about the bullying or upheaval in his life, the sick or confined person who would love just to hear your voice-each in his own way just as precious as you or me- needing an itsy bit of of your generous humanity to enrich his journey.
Today we have so much that we need quiet and meditation to help us realize that it is a dead life when we live it in isolation without sharing our good humour, good conversation and love with others. Making a batch of cookies or a loaf of bread to share from our abundance may brighten up the Christmas of another human being.
There is that old saying that much craves more, and God knows that most children
and adults in our society do not need more gifts or stuff but more love and kindness can go a long way to a more fulfilling life.
God bless you all this Christmas season and throughout the coming years!