Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season

. . . of advertisers run amok and ambitions amplified beyond belief

. . . of Martha Stewart moments mixed with desert island dreams

. . . when even the most dedicated holiday-hopper admits perfection

isn’t possible and “good enough” is how the season ought to be.

‘Tis the Season

. . . of post-inebriated Santas blocking with consumer guilt the way

to one-too-many holiday-mad stores.

. . . when glad tidings of busyness keep from us the news that

nostalgia ain’t what it was.

. . . when we deal with the gap between what we could/should be

doing and what is possible in the reality of today.

. . . the season when all the dreams you’ve ever dreamed of being—

but aren’t—return, reminding you of what you once could be.

For all this and more, I say to you (and to me)—

This is the seaon

. . . for generosity of spirit

. . . for giving of the heart without counting cost

. . . for forgiving those who are not here or not here as we would need

. . . for gentleness with self and others

. . . for hope that love in presence or in memory will pay a healing call

. . . for conviction that the way YOU greet each dayspring is what

matters after all.

Blessings, and may this holiday season bring, for you and yours,

Joy and Peace.

About the Author

Maureen Killoran

Born in Canada, Rev. Maureen Killoran has, over the past 30 years, served UU congregations in Ohio, British Columbia, Oregon, North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Maryland, Texas, and Florida.

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