It’s been a tradition of mine to give my friends a Christmas blessing on the blog, or via e-mail, and this year will be no exception. The benediction will be short, however, as I have to be honest and say that my heart isn’t fully in the Christmas spirit this year. The year was a bad one, and I’ve had a string of them, but I think we all have, in some form or another, and we’re expected to survive them. It is my hope that you, who had a wonderful year, be thankful and appreciative of what you were blessed with. For those who didn’t, it’s understandable. Too many problems, too many wounds to deal with. But we continue on. We always will. If you believe in today, then it’s a day of hope and rejuvination. In the end, hope is all we have, even if it is sometimes misplaced. All prayers will be answered with time. If I believe in nothing else, I’ll maintain belief in that, and I hope you will, too.
On that note, I’ll leave you with some wonderful Christmas music, courtesy of the legendary Swedish tenor, Jussi Björling:
Sleep in heavenly peace… sleep in heavenly peace.