Goodwill to all men is a step too far for my grumpy self. There are some who I hope suffer. In this life and also in the next (if there is one).That heart rending photo puts Christmas greed into perspective. And not a good one. There is not a lot of comfort or joy there. If any.
For the past twelve years I have been posting this very "Christmas"-photo "every year again". And, as I wrote last year, nothing has changed for the better. Callousness, egoism, greed, hypocrisy and – above all – stupidity are obviously increasing at the same speed as (wo)mankind is proliferating.
And every year it depresses me.
As I had not much to suffer, so far, I prefer sarcasm to depression. It sounds at least a bit more active.
This year has been worse than any I have encountered before in many ways.I understand what Jesus (a Christ) was trying to teach but the message has definitely been lost to many over the ages. The same message can be seen in other teachings for example some ancient and more recent Indian teachings/explanations.The greedy material world has lead personal indulgence rather than communal care of each other.I know I am not explaining myself properly so I will leave you my clunky thoughts.
Ah, you have been explaining yourself properly, CherryPie.
It has been a difficult year for the world, and some of us.I'm overwhelmed by the number of kind volunteers who, week after week, are helping me to survive heart complications, debilitating old age, and decreasing mobility. I thank God for everyone of them. And I pray that those angels are multiplied all over the world. It's on a one-to-one basis, through compassionate love, that suffering people will be saved.Wishing you and family peace and good health, Sean. De tout coeur!
Due to some suboptimal days I am a bit late to the party. But now: Dear Claude, it is heartwarming to read your words. Thank you! I wish your prayers will work.And I hope you enjoyed the "Advent concert" and the "Magnificat" both I had posted with you in my mind.Thank you again for all your kindness. De tout coeur!