We had the candle of HOPE on the first Sunday. I have NO CLUE how people can function without HOPE. Sometimes that is the ONLY thing we have left when we have been kicked down by the world. No matter how bad things get…One should always have HOPE.
When we are told to LOVE everyone, we find ourselves scoffing. YES, LOVE…BUT that does NOT mean that you have to LIKE what someone does. It gets tricky because the Bible does tell us things that we do are WRONG, but still, we MUST LOVE…it’s tough to love some people…BUT it is NOT our responsibility to decide WHO is sinning more…WE ALL SIN and to God, a sin is a sin…another tough fact to accept. WE ALL are Children of God and we MUST treat each other that way…pretty simple, I think.
IF you will keep JOY in your heart, then loving someone and giving HOPE to someone is a BREEZE…When we do things with a pure heart, then that is all we can do. IF You see a need, then do something about it…don’t wait for someone else to do it. IF you can help, then help. IF you can’t help but know someone who can, then share it with that person. WE are all here together and we have been given different gifts. It takes ALL of us to make life complete.
Today, I am singing JOY to the WORLD and I am thinking of all the songs I love about JOY and I am smiling…I think this is MY FAVORITE thing about Christmas—JOY!...SPREAD Joy wherever you go and KEEP a JOYFUL HEART!...Blessings to YOU…~charlotte♥