In a lovely column for the Chicago Tribune, Christian columnist John Kass reminds us for whom the Savior came (or, as it is Christmas Eve, comes).
Here’s an excerpt:
For all the parents lingering in the doorways of the bedrooms, watching the sleeping shapes.
For every child who is not loved, and grows up with a hard crust around his heart because someone neglected to plant those kisses and give those hugs.
For those who adopt a child to save a life. For every woman who has given up her baby for adoption to save the life inside her.
For those who have tried to have children, and are unable. For those who’ve lost their children. And for children who have lost their moms or dads.
For all the crazy uncles who’ll drink too much tonight, and sneak outside to put on the red suit and rush back in to surprise the kids. And for the wise aunts who make strong coffee, so the crazy uncles can sober up.
For all who feel lost and tired, and worry that the hour is too late for them to return. Remember:
Tonight is the night of new hope.
And the door is always open.
Just reach for it and see.
Click here to read the rest.
Image: Kate O’Hare (a home display from the 2015 edition of the community Christmas-lights show in the Sleepy Hollow neighborhood of Torrance, California)