January 12, 2007

Letters to the Editor

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There were no letters to the editor published this week, so here are the letters from the previous issue.

During this Christmas season, take time to count your blessings

Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his people on earth! Let us give glory to our God even when we question why things happen. Even when he takes the ones we love, whether that person has yet to be born or lived to a ripe old age, we must have faith that that was all part of God’s plan. And he always knows best.

We must believe that everything that happens to us is for our own good, even if we don’t understand. Someday, we will understand. He will reveal it to us at the right time, and only he knows when the right time is.

This is where faith comes in. If we have faith the size of a mustard seed, we can move mountains. We can move the mountains of doubt, the mountains of disbelief, the mountains of hate, the mountains of unforgiveness, the mountains of stubbornness. There are many mountains in our backyards that we would like moved. And we can move these mountains if we have faith. But we must be persistent in prayer. Remember how long it took St. Monica to have her “mountain” moved.

So, during this Christmas season, while we’re awaiting the birth of the baby Jesus, let’s all count our blessings, both large and small. We all have many blessings if we stop and think about it. Oftentimes, we give credit to our own abilities, our own intelligence or just plain luck. But every good thing comes from God. Without him, we are nothing.

And, when we lose a loved one, let us say as the poet said, “Do not weep because he [or she] died, but rejoice because he [or she] lived.”

Let us always give praise and glory to our all good and faithful God, not only at Christmastime, but all through the year.

-Winferd E. Moody, Indianapolis

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