Tis” the season of Christmas, that time of the year,
when kind words are spoken and our hearts hold no fear.
Good wishes are given that all will be blessed,
and our homes are all filled with family and guests.
Yes, indeed it is Christmas, that time of the year
when a message of Hope rings forth loud and clear.
Peace on Earth and good will towards each one and all!
My question, dear friends, will we answer that call?
In the midst of our frenzy, as we run here and there,
have we remembered its’ reason, this season to care?
Let us now take a moment, let us make a new start.
Allow now this season to take place in our hearts.
It’s not in the presents that rest neath’ the tree.
For the true gift of Christmas lies within you and me.
It is in the love that we offer, both to stranger and friend,
It’s in the heart of the homeless, their needs to attend.
These folks have a story, a life that was real,
and perhaps with a chance, their life could be healed.
And what of the aged, now lost and ignored?
They once had a life and oh my, how they soared!
Yes, they were once vibrant and their spark is still there.
Let’s take time this Christmas to show them we care.
They are more than a memory. They are what we will be.
And their wisdom is priceless, yet they will give it for free.
And what of your neighbors, those folks down your street?
Have you ever shook hands or took time to meet?
Then take a moment just now to say and be clear,
“I wish you glad tidings and the best of the year!”
Now, I could go on here but I think you can see
that the truth of the season lies within you and me.
Our Creator in goodness gave His gift from above.
Let us carry His goodness by giving forth love.
Thus I speak to you this evening and I say to you this night,
A grand Christmas of blessing is what lies within our sight.
Let us use that blessing wisely and spread it round’ our Earth
that all may know true joy and our world will find rebirth.
Authored by William J. Thompson, Jr