Christmas Eve - 1-24-2010
For many, as well as ourselves and family, the last 2 years have been very hard. Each blessing we received, we have been so grateful for. Our fiends and family have given us so much support and love as they, too have endured hardships.
I know that everyone of you listening know from whence I speak, since you too have felt the pressure of the last 2 years.
Yet, as we've fought and endured the woes of 2009 and 2010, the gestation of new life has been brought forth. The American Silent Majority has found it's voice again and 2012 will be a new frontier. It will be one of optimism.
But, on this day, I ask you to reflect on the true meaning od Christmas. The birth of a child destined to teach us humility, love and compassion. The birth of a Rabbi who gave his life for the redemption and salvation of his fellow man. A man of purpose whose example gave rise to Christianity.
Tomorrow, we celebrate not only the birth of the Christ Child, but the rebirth of humanity. Without HIM, would our Judeo-Christian Nation, these United States of America have been conceived and born? The principles which brought Enlightenment and formed the principles of freedom our founders fought for, were based upon the teachings of Christ and his Judiac beliefs and foundations. The Rabbi Christ gave birth to Christianity and tomorrow we celebrate his birth.
So this weekend, think not only of the gifts, parties and food. Think of who we may have become without this special birth. Think of the light his teachings and strength have lent to the weakest of us and helped us to overcome the worst adversity and tyrants to find freedom.
This weekend,we must take these realities and beliefs forward throughout the rest of the year and spread love, charity and freedom.
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"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security."
We are One Nation Under God which our founding Fathers hoped to secure. Today and Tomorrow, we celebrate and honor our Christianity and the sacrifice that Christ and those who in the name of Humanity were born and gave their lives for us, what greater gift can one give?
Here we are in a season of winter, the time of death and decline, when life withers. This is the pinnacle, the turn of the page, when life returns and hope abounds.
Today and everyday, remember the men and women who voluntarily place their lives forward to protect us everyday. Those, who even though they may not be Christians, still display the very tenets of Judeo-Christian beliefs which built our Nation. Those who freely place their lives on the line of fire daily. Police, Firefighters and those of all of our armed services... Marines, Navy, Army, Air Force and Coast Guard.
In the name of Christ and Christmas, say a prayer and bless them, while we enjoy our comforts, family and freedom. Pray them come home safe and wish them and each other, as I wish each of you and them.....
May you have the Merriest of Christmases and a Blessed New Year!
God Bless Each And Every One Of You - Tiny Tim -