This holiday season will be a feast of the ages. This holiday season will be a season of love, honor, peace, joy, and grace. This year-2015, was a very mixed year. The United States economy seemed that it would rebound, but poverty and anger still lingers. Wages are still stagnant. Part-time jobs are still a lingering issue. Race relations are being a major priority, and last but not least, the world is entangled with the Middle East chaos. Most Americans are afraid of terrorism, since in the wake of the November 13 Paris, France attacks and the December 2 San Bernandino, California attacks, the worst attack on U.S. soil since the September 11, 2001 attacks.
The holiday season is a time for renewal, rest, honor, and dignity. We should look to the true meanings of Jesus Christ, his birth and what it meant to all of us who believe in his glory and his grace. We should look to the holiday season-Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, as a time of reflection-to look at the values that we are given and the values that we can all seek. Values such as hard work, responsibility, decency, vision, and equity should be the types of actions that should be carried out this holiday season heading into 2016.
Enjoy the holiday season. Eat, dine, feast, laugh, and have a wisdom of honor that can make your life-and all of our lives better.