Consider This Christmas Eve…

Consider This Christmas Eve…

Before the festivities start tonight, consider:

Consider your failings. Consider your doubts and struggles to be good parents, spouses and even adult children. Consider how you feel in those moments when you wonder if you haven’t screwed it up beyond repair. Then consider grace. Grace found in this young child celebrated this day. Grace found in not expecting perfect behavior from us, but still being loved. Grace found in forgiveness for all our failings. Grace found at payments made on our behalf. Grace found at an unlimited credit of good applied to us. Grace found at a cross, and then an empty tomb.

Finally, consider others. Consider, when you sit and eat with family and friends, keeping your mouth full of food instead of words. Consider before you give your opinions, give grace by holding them back. Consider to know, whatever you think about your own failings and struggles that before you give your criticism veiled in “opinion”, they already struggle with their own doubts and fears over all the various responsibilities they have.

I challenge everyone this Christmas Eve, to consider, before you give someone your “opinion”, give them a compliment and a hug…

Pass it on or don’t, these are just my thoughts.

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