Sufjan Stevens has taken over my Christmas music selection. Check out this tune.
This Christmas, for me, has not been the worst Christmas ever. I’ve been blessed to spend time with my family and my fiancee, as well as some friends. I have too many things to be thankful for and there are too many who have too little for me to be complacent with the status quo. May we all remember the children whose homes have been torn apart by war and genocide, by corrupt dictators and governments, by famine and flood. May we be more radically like Christ in our service to others until next Christmas and may we remind ourselves how easily we can become slaves to consumerism in our culture.
Lord, I pray that this Christmas, we remember Christ’s birth and think of it often as we serve the poor and the rich, the hungry and healthy. May we serve more like Jesus.