Today is the fourth Sunday in Advent and tonight we lit the candles of HOPE, PEACE, JOY and LOVE. And the greatest of these is Love, for our faith as Christians boils down to... LOVE. For when Jesus was asked what was the most important thing He said," Love God with all your heart, soul and mind, and love your neighbor as yourself." Sounds simple but these are pretty tough marching orders. We mess up a lot. But we keep on trying. Most people think pretty highly of love and see it as worthy attribute, a noble goal, a beautiful thing. And we would agree...but it is also a person. A man worth knowing. A way. An eternal, infinite being born as a human baby. A real, historical happening, recorded for posterity. And a truth worthy of living for. And it is the best thing that will ever happen to you/the best gift you can ever give.
May you have a Christmas blessed with Love. And may you remember Jesus who is the one the celebration is all about. (He has many names, but Peace is my favorite.) mark
See you in the New Year! With warm regards (love) to all our blogger friends- Tj and Mark