Thursday, December 21, 2006
All I want for Christmas
Since childhood I have prayed for peace on Earth and goodwill towards men. I wake up each Christmas morning and the world seems the same. People continue to be people. Life remains a violent struggle for survival, superiority, wealth, power, and dominion. The gift of Jesus is to see that a life can be lived without these desires, and when life is lived in this way, we find ourselves following God's desires instead of our own. When we follow the way of Jesus, we respond in peace where others respond with violence, and goodwill when others respond with hate. So as I evolve in my Faith, my prayers are being answered, just not in the way I expected.