I am home
back from Michigan
from my Oma.
Read this post -
and saw this youtube video - Advent Conspiracy
and I think of all those who do not have
what I have.
A warm place to live;
a loving family
even the gift of seeing my Oma one last time
and being able to go to her funeral and
see my family
lots of family
since my Mom is the youngest of 8 children
and then we did a small Christmas exchange;
small as we don't spend big money at Christmas;
we re-gift, get things a thrift stores and
give small gifts like a box or two of tea
When I think of those for often
sad inexplicable horrible
are without family
without Omas to knit a last scarf
and I wonder so many things;
how to prioritize my life
how I can job search
and all the rest but still
remember what the main things are:
The Holy Trinity
those who are in need...
It's not simple
but yet it is simple;
to learn to not be self-absorbed;
to learn to love
to look to Christ.
Lord help us.