Kindness focus of season
It always surprises me we continue to celebrate the birth of a child who lived 2000 years ago.
We usually remember the famous guys — the kings or the warriors. But when we look at the history of those people, often they weren’t very nice.
They may have robbed the poor, blackmailed, double-crossed, killed and murdered — no wonder we don’t remember their birthdays.
But Jesus was a nice guy, a good guy.
I wonder if we remember him because he was good, or because he did miracles, or because he started a religion, which is still going now, 2000 years later.
Whatever the reason, if he is still watching us, I guess he is pretty disappointed. Two thousand years! Maybe we have improved a bit, though Adolf Hitler, Idi Amin, Pol Pot and other assorted mass murderers, terrorists and dictators don’t look good for the human race.
So often, we act like a bunch of errant children, doing anything we can to get what we want.
And some of us use violence, fear and intimidation to get it.
Maybe this Christmas, we should try to improve the image of the human race — to look at what we can personally do to make things better.
As the singer Jewel said: “In the end, only kindness matters”.
I am sure we could all learn from that.
Have a beaut festive break — be safe and come back rejuvenated.