A Christmas Message from My Heart to Yours


The tragic events in Newtown CT earlier this month
 
have affected all of us, and certainly those of us
already burdened with grief. 

I know that few of us are in the mood 
to celebrate the holidays.

My Christmas wish for all of us this year 
is that we become more mindful 
of the precious gift of life that we all share, 
and that we look into our hearts 
for ways that we can demonstrate 
compassion and caring toward our fellow beings, 
human and otherwise. 

We are all instruments of God’s peace:



As we struggle to make sense of this tragedy 
and find some meaning and purpose in our lives, 
may we remember that God is always with us 
in the person of those who walk this Earth with us. 

So much of the help God sends to us 
lies in our willingness 
to reach out and support one another.

Whatever our individual religious or spiritual traditions,
may the peace of the season be with all of us
throughout the coming year.


Let there be peace on Earth,
and let it begin with me.

© by Marty Tousley, CNS-BC, FT, DCC

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4 comments:

  1. Thank you, Marty. What a beautiful message!

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  2. You are so welcome, Judy ~ and I thank you for yours as well. (See list of Related Articles at the base of my post.) ♥

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  3. Dear Marty,
    Thank you for healing words and prayers and for sharing so much with others on Christmas and all year long.
    May we all have a peaceful New Year.

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    1. Blessings to you, Elaine, and you have my heartfelt thanks for all you do as well. I share your fervent hope for peace in 2013. ♥

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