I know things can get a little crazy this time of year. My hope is that in and amongst the chaos, you are able to slow down and focus your attention and energy on the things that matter most.
While we are pulled in so many different directions, and everything seems to be vying for our attention, I think it is important to remember what the holiday season is all about, and more than anything learn more about simply being present with the people we care about and love.
Sometimes the road is long and dark, and we must just take one step at a time, knowing we are headed in the right direction. Sometimes we cannot see the way, but in our hearts we know. Faith takes courage.
It's what we cling to when things get tough. It is the light we believe is there, even it feels like just a glimmer. It is what keeps us going.
And the greatest of these is Love. It is the only thing that can conquer hate, darkness, and loneliness. Perfect love casts out all fear. It is what we long for, what we hope and pray for, and what we believe the world could use a little more of.