To all of you, wherever you are and whether you celebrate Christmas or another holy day or nothing at all on December 25th....
I wish for us all four things:
Hope that things will get better.
Peace in our hearts, even in the midst of conflict.
Joy in every small blessing...and in every great one, too.
Love that is unearned, unrepayable, and unending, flowing to us and through us to others.
And to those who do celebrate Christmas, may you be blessed by the remembered presence of the Messiah in the manger, Emmanuel, God with Us.
Merry Christmas, everyone!