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The World NEXT ends 

It's easy to look through history or even Google News and see the hateful things people do/have done in the name of religion.

Today is Christmas Day. It's a day when Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus. It's a day when God gave the biggest gift He possible could to people who least deserve it. You may not have noticed, but (like all folks) Christians have a tendency to be a sorry, sinful lot. Yet we celebrate something that is against all odds, inconceivable, completely beyond logical, human understanding: the birth of the Savior.

On this day, and every day, it's important to remember that "Love thy neighbor." didn't and doesn't mean to "Love people like me", "Love people who are nice to me", or even "Love other Christians.". It means, as Christians, we should love and treat everyone with respect.

I pray that you have a peaceful day with family or other folks that love you today, and that that peace continues into the new year.

Image:About today

Comments (2)
Craig Wiseman December 25th, 2009 10:29:39 PM

1) About today
Timothy Briley 12/25/2009 10:49:11 PM

Too late. A nutjob from Nigeria tried to blow up a Northwest/Delta airliner tonight in the name of al Qaeda.

Somebody today quoted John Lennon who said "War is over, if you want it."

He forgot that both sides have to want it.

2) About today
Craig Wiseman 12/25/2009 10:56:57 PM

Sad, indeed - that was the first link in my post.

Like I keep reminding my kids - we're not responsible for what other idiots do, only what we idiots do.

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