SPECIAL THANKS FOR THIS CHRISTMAS
Thank you, my Lord and my God
for your presence and your inspiration in my life.
When I am high, you are there. When I am low, you are present.
When I am in grace, you are here. But when I am in disgrace, you don’t abandon me.
When I think I am pious, I believe you are near.
But when I am in deep shit, you are there to clean me up.
When I am abandoned by some friends,
you send other new friends into my world.
When I feel depressed and helpless,
You reach out and touch me with your comforting hand.
When I feel discouraged, you give me the strength to carry on.
You give me the wisdom to realize
that it is not the event that really matters,
that it is the response that means everything in life.
Sometimes I just wonder why I am so silly and foolish
to believe that the mere sight of my shadow can shatter me.
Gossips are nothing more than some restless mosquitoes that love to buzz to attract attention to their existence.
Why do I feel so disturbed and upset?
In our broken world where everything is changing so fast.
Everything passes before my eyes,
moment by moment, minute by minute,
day by day and month by month.
Only the wonderful presence of God is secure and permanent.
Solid as a rock.
Always here and now.
Always loving without any condition.
Always compassionate and forgiving.
In season and out of season.
With the loving Lord, everyday is Christmas
that brings an abundance of grace.
What is the price for this wonderful divine gift?
Just be aware that God loves you as you are.
A love that is so profound that it boggles your imagination.
That you carry on being loving and forgiving to all people.
Because they are also the children of God.
We are all interconnected.
So live in peace and love in our broken world
Just as God is always loving.
Submitted by David YKK