It's Christmas time, and the last weekend before the big day is upon us. Will you be scurrying about, trying to find that special, last minute gift? Will you be weaving your way in local mall parking lots because you forgot something or somebody? Will you be up late night online tracking the gift that promised to be here by now?
OK, so when that's all done, will you be able to keep the momentum going right through the new year where you care for people just a little bit better, act tolerant of others just a little bit more, and listen to dissenting viewpoints just a little bit longer? Will you find a way to take this Christmas spirit and pay it forward, to lift up the oppressed, the depressed, those who's loved ones are gone, sometimes making this a lonely and difficult season? Can the spirit of this season become a habit in terms of how we act toward others? Why not?