The world may provide many suggestions based on what you’ve done… or not done. You may be searching to find your identity, unsure of who you are now. You may be fighting shame and guilt, or insecurity and uncertainty. You may have even provided an identity for yourself. A label that you go by.
You’ve been there… a New Year dawns and you’re either looking at a list of resolutions, or feeling like you should be. Or, perhaps you’ve opted out of this annual guilt-fest because you haven’t been successful in keeping past resolutions.
Christmas is a day where we celebrate the arrival of the Prince of Peace.
But as you probably know, peace is elusive… it’s not a natural state for humans. It requires people who will actively help it along, maintain it, and restore it when necessary. So before wishing everyone the traditional “Merry Christmas,” let’s take a minute to be mindful of those who:
are deployed and separated from families
are working a long shift on patrol, or on call
will stop what they’re doing to come to our aid, no matter the weather or time, or anything else for that matter
From all us at The Xena Project,thank you warriors, for helping us have peace on earth. I pray for the day when we can manage to live in peace on our own, but I recognize the need for what you do tirelessly, day in and day out. Keep fighting the good fight!
And thank you to the families, who are there to support in many aspects… who serve and suffer in ways we may never recognize. Thanks for your service as well!
Finally, lest we forget the real significance of this day, I turn it over to the wisest cartoon character I know: