Season Of Hope, Joy, Love, And Peace

I woke up this morning, and lit a candle.

One of the oldest traditions of the German Lutheran Church is that of the Advent Wreath. We light a new candle every Sunday of the Christmas Season, or what in liturgical circles is also known as the Season of Advent.

Those four candles symbolize hope, joy, love, and peace. As I lit the fifth candle this morning, the one in the middle reminding us of the birth of Christ, I had a radical idea. Stay with me now. I’m going to ask you to do something that might be a bit difficult.

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, you’re going to have dinner. You’ll sit down with family or friends. What will you discuss?

Will it be the latest nightmare brought on by the pandemic? Maybe a conspiracy theory from the left or the right? How about the present day politics that do such a fabulous job of separating us as a nation?

Sure, we could do that. 99% of everyone out there will do exactly that, or we could be different. Radically different.

We could instead talk about something that unites us. We could talk about the concepts of hope, joy, love, and peace.

These ideas aren’t specific to any particular faith. No matter what God you pray to, these are ideas that we can all get behind.

After all, isn’t that what this is supposed to be about? Let’s spend some time tonight, uniting as one.

Let’s be one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. We’ll have plenty of time next year to talk about the usual.

May whatever God you pray to bless you, your family, and your business, now and always. I’m here and I remain,

Sincerely yours,

Chris Amundson
Accounting Solutions Ltd.

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