The Meaning of Christmas in Difficult Times

No matter what your individual religious beliefs happen to be, it’s difficult to not respect the accomplishments of Jesus Christ.

The prophets foretold of his coming, saying he would be the Messiah to lead his people out of captivity. They were expecting a mighty warrior who would kill and vanquish their Roman occupiers.

Instead, he taught us to love our oppressors. He led by example and changed the world with his ideas and words rather than a sword.

Many assumed he would be born of a powerful house, with royal blood flowing in his veins. Instead he was born the son of a carpenter, on a cold night in Bethlehem, and placed in a lowly manger.

In his short three year ministry, he healed the sick, fed the hungry, and transformed the world. He taught us to love first, last, and always.

In these difficult times, wouldn’t it be great for all of us to lead by his example? In doing this, your individual religious beliefs, sexuality, creed, or color doesn’t matter because…

Whether you follow the Laws of the Torah, the writings of Mohammed, or you see the divine in every blade of grass, we’re all Americans.

Whether you like boys, girls, both, or neither, we’re all Americans.

Whether you’re white, black, yellow, red, or purple with pink polka dots, we’re all Americans.

Whether you are a democrat, a republican, or an independent, we’re all Americans.

Can we all just take one day out of the year, and actually act like Americans?

Can we set aside our petty differences, and come together as one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all?

Can we remember that just because we disagree, we’re not enemies, but brothers?

Can we remember to love first, last, and always?

Can we again be that shining light among the nations of liberty and justice for all?

Let’s all take a moment to remember who we are, and lead our families, our businesses, and our communities in the example of Christ. In these difficult times, it’s more important than ever to spend time with your loved ones. People are scared, afraid of the future. Be that reassuring steady hand at the wheel, that your loved ones need now more than ever.

Put your arms around your children. Let them know how much you love them. Embrace your significant other. Let them know how much you respect them. Let your employees and all who’s lives you touch, see the bright shining light of hope in your heart.

May whatever God you pray to bless you, your family, your business, and these United States of America with the hope of the Christmas message.

We’re all going to get through this. Let’s get through it together. I’m here and I remain,

Sincerely yours,

Chris Amundson
Accounting Solutions Ltd.

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