Christmas is Peace

Christmas is the season of peace. It overtakes us every year like some kind of unexplainable euphoria just about the time the Thanksgiving leftovers have run out. The weather turns colder, we decorate our homes, pumpkin is (finally) replaced with peppermint and Nat King Cole sings our favorite Christmas carols once again. Christmastime swallows us up in acts of giving, extensions of kindness and singing songs of joy, hope and peace.

And it really doesn’t make any sense.

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The Better Place

“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed.  Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” -Luke 10:41-42

I’ve had some time to rest and reflect over the past few days and it has been much needed.  Lots weighing on my mind and several decisions to make about the future.  In speaking with a friend of mine and in reading the Scriptures, I stumbled upon Luke 10:41-42 once again.  It’s the all-too-familiar story of Mary and Martha that I all-too-often dismiss for the “don’t be too busy” passage.

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