WRITEON FOR JAN 2, 2019
The 2018 word of the year was JUSTICE. You probably read that elsewhere. They say the search for word usage was up 74% compared to 2017. Perhaps there is indeed a search for justice in our nation, in our world?
Do hope ringing in the New Year was a wonderful moment…especially for those kids who had never paid much attention to it! Markers in our growth and development always fun for stories later in life. Can you remember the first time you did the new-year’s-eve celebration? Or watched the ball fall in NYC? Or had a taste of champagne or a special kiss?
Do you remember the first ‘resolution’ you made? Do you remember any resolution you’ve made? Hahahaha…. If you remember, are you aware of having kept any? What is the point of resolutions?
Here’s a resolution fairly easy to keep: JAN 21, Martin Luther King Day…and our city/county celebration. I will be giving you more information as available. This is a federal holiday…not an ethnic one alone. Since justice was the word…let’s celebrate it!
We have the opportunity this year to move ever closer to a united community…if we don’t do it, who will?
Did you sing this song at your church service over your Christmastide celebrations?
“Some children see Him lily white, the baby Jesus born this night. Some children see Him bronzed and brown. The Lord of heaven to earth come down. Some children see Him almond-eyed, this Savior whom we kneel beside; some children see Him dark as they, Sweet Mary’s Son, to whom we pray…The children in each different place will see the baby Jesus’ face…o lay aside each earthly thing, and with thy heart as offering, like theirs, but bright with heavenly grace, and filled with holy light. Come worship the Infant King, ‘Tis LOVE that’s born tonight.” (W. Huston/A. Burt ‘54/’57)