Wishes for Mercy,Justice & Humility on Christmas

On this beautiful snowy Vermont morning, I feel so fortunate to be with my extended family on this Christmas day!  In this year of turmoil, anger and uncertainty, our world needs to hear messages of peace and joy now more than ever.  As we take a moment at this holiday with family and friends, lets us all find ways to be generous and caring to those in need, and those hurting or lonely this Christmas season.

While not a traditional Christmas bible passage, a passage from the Old Testament prophet Micah comes to my mind this morning with a powerful and timely message for us all:
Micah 6:8  (NIV)
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.    And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly[a] with your God.
These three “requirements” seem to be very important calls to action in our time; the prophet bidding all of us to …
                         “act justly”
                        “ love mercy”
                        “and to walk humbly with your God.”

While written over 2500 years ago, these words ring true today!  I hope and pray that we can all find ways toward justice, mercy and humility this holiday season and in the New Year to come.
Merry Christmas