No, I am not going to put up John Lennon's video or song.
Even though I like it.
I am going to rehash something I have previously used at Christmas time.
It is a quote from "A Christmas Carol"
A story that seems especially poignant at this time, in this place, in this year.
For it is a tale, of redemption, yes.
But to be redeemed on has to have sinned, to have done wrong.
Sadly, there has been much sinning, much abuse and much done wrong this past year and for too many years.
But no redemption for the greedy and their despicable hording.
No, no redemption for them.
They who have long forgotten that they are no better then those they lord over. They have forgotten that they too are on the same life journey, to the grave, as those they abuse.
"But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round -- apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that -- as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!'"
It is to all my fellow passengers, who have opened their hearts, giving freely of their time , to make positive change. Change with the hope of making this world a better place, to you fellow passengers, I wish you Happy Holidays, a blessed season, however you enjoy this time..
I wish you the best.