A central message of Christmas is Hope.
In the Northern hemisphere Christmas happens near the darkest day of the year. Christmas symbolizes this hope that even when things are at their darkest, hope remains.
Hope that in spite of all of our imperfections, humanity is worthy of a hope that we can and will be better in the future.
Christmas reminds us that we are worth saving – there is hope for us yet.
In spite of all of our imperfections and idiosyncrasies and those of everyone close to us – we are capable of moving towards something better.
In spite of COVID and all of the other physical risks and heartaches – we are capable of being made whole.
In spite of all the hate and evil in the world – love will win out in the end.
In spite of even death itself – we have the opportunity to live on in the memories of others and together in Christ in Heaven.
Be full of hope this Christmas season – you are worth saving.