Peace be with you.
Whether you celebrate the birth of a poor Jewish boy who would become a Messiah, the arrival of a Jolly Old Elf by way of the rooftop, or simply a new dawn, I wish you peace this morning. In a complex world where we often focus on differences, perhaps today we can focus on our common humanity. If we recognize the things we share instead of those which divide us, we bring the dream of peace just a little closer to reality.
Each of us has the ability to make a positive difference in another person’s life. What may seem a small gesture can have a great impact. One of the greatest, wisest women of our time said it well:
We can do no great things, only small things with great love. Mother Theresa of Calcutta