Monday, December 17, 2012

Happy Xmas

Our church newsletter is going out this week for Christmas and the month of January. I write inspiring wisdom from "the pastor's computer." The deadline is here and the well is dry. This is what they will get...

Dear Friends,

I really don’t have much to say. I simply don’t have a Happy Christmas or New Year’s wish in me. I am supposed to write a letter for the White Spire and I simply have little more than tears. I grieve for a hurting and warring world, for children in Connecticut, for children in Pakistan, Gaza, and Syria, and for children around the world, and for their parents if they have them.

I grieve my boy. Sorry, but it is just real.

I turn to one I often turn to for the music, words, and passion that capture my heart. These are the lyrics from John Lennon’s “Happy Xmas: War Is Over.” 
So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun

And so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let's hope it's a good one
Without any fear

And so this is Christmas
For weak and for strong
For rich and the poor ones
The world is so wrong

And so happy Christmas
For black and for white
For yellow and red ones
Let's stop all the fight

War is over
If you want it

Blessed Be,

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