ED­I­TOR’S IN­TRO­DUC­TION liv­ing the an­gels’ mes­sage

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In this weary world of ours, it’s hard not to be over­whelmed by the re­cur­ring bad news of ter­ror­ism, war, nat­u­ral disasters, and suf­fer­ing. The mes­sage of Christ­mas—peace on earth and good­will to­ward men—has never been more rel­e­vant. And yet I know I some­times feel my ef­forts are like a drop of wa­ter in the ocean of what needs to be done to truly make a dif­fer­ence.

I’m sure the shep­herds felt a lit­tle out of their depth be­ing given a mes­sage by a host of an­gels on Christ­mas night and won­dered how they were sup­posed to spread that mes­sage “to all peo­ple.” They didn’t let that stop them, though: they spread the good news to oth­ers, who in turn spread it to oth­ers, and on it went.

Do­ing our part to bring peace on earth can work in much the same way. Chang­ing the way we see oth­ers, be­ing con­sid­er­ate to those who cross our paths, do­ing kind deeds when op­por­tu­ni­ties present them­selves with­out ex­pect­ing some­thing in re­turn. Some­times it just takes a kind word from some­one at the right time or a help­ing hand to make this a beau­ti­ful world for some­one all over again.

This Christ­mas, let’s ask God to help us find ways to share hap­pi­ness with oth­ers through His mes­sage of love, peace, and good­will to­ward all.

From all of us at Ac­ti­vated, may God bless you and your loved ones with His love and a very merry Christ­mas!

Sa­muel Keat­ing Ex­ec­u­tive Ed­i­tor

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