It’s Christmas Day! Finally my work is done for a few days and I can relax with my family, cook some good food, watch It’s a Wonderful Life, and enjoy the gift of Christmas. It’s especially time to reflect on the gift of Jesus that was given to the world so many years ago. His unconditional love and grace make up for all my wrong choices, large and small. He also gives me peace and his joy in spite of any circumstances or issues.
I heard a sermon recently that talked about being ungrateful. No one every thinks they fall into this category. As I think about my life, there are times when I know I have been ungrateful, even if it was for something as simple as forgetting to say thank you to someone for their kindness. This day and every day, remember to be grateful for life, family, friends, meaningful work, health, and healing. Most of all, for grace.