|Do you believe? Is Santa on the way?
When I was little, Santa always came through. When I was a little older, Santa still ate the cookies that were left by the tree on Christmas Eve. When I was an adult, I actually met Santa.
Maybe I met one of Santa’s helpers, but he was a jolly ole fella. His wife sewed his custom red suit and his sleigh for non-snow areas was a shiny red convertible. He was careful to keep his beard trimmed and white and his schedule put all the children first.
Special children always rose to the top of the list. Regardless of the hour or even the month, this Santa would sit by hospital beds and double check his list, bringing smiles to kids who needed some cheer.You see, this Santa knew that it wasn’t just about a list of toys, Christmas was really about belief. Belief that kids, of all ages and condition, need moments of magic when reality is suspended. It is in these gaps that the gifts of love, hope, and joy often appear.
And when Santa goes back to wherever Santas go, the magic lingers in the wake. It is up to us to keep the gifts alive.
My Christmas wish for each of you is a moment of magic where you indeed find all the love, hope, and joy you need, not just for the holiday, but for the whole year to come.
Blessings one and all,
Special thanks to the Board of Trustees who recognized the hard work of our First UU staff during this trying time of pandemic, and gave us all Christmas Sunday off. That means no service on Sunday while we all have a chance to enjoy the holiday with friends and family. But we will see you in-person or online on Christmas Eve! Family service at 5pm, Carol sing at 7:45pm followed by the Candlelight Service at 8pm. The labyrinth will be available throughout the holiday week.