I was invited to speak at the annual Christmas dinner for the Tilden/Meadow Grove Lions Club. When I finished speaking, Clyde Fields, the president, asked people to share their fondest Christmas memories. Most of the memories involved people, not gifts. A relative, or a friend, had touched the lives of almost everyone in the room. These people were the special gifts of Christmas.
Rev. Flanagan’s insight hits things right on the head not only Christmas but much of life: it is people that make things important.
Consequently the next time you trudge unwilling to some Christmas party or another remember that in that party are those who not only make life interesting, but make life worth the living.
Please have a blessed Advent and Christmas.