I am sitting looking at our Advent candle, which is finishing its burning by sitting in our front window. It signifies the light of God’s coming gift; the infant Jesus. The Kelsey Grammer musical version of A Christmas Carol by Dickens is playing.The never ending appeal of the story of a miser, cold in heart and soul, become not just generous, but loving and compassionate. Generosity is not everything, as Cratchit and Tim embody. Friendship, care, and love are essential. Wherever you are, and whoever you are with, I hope and pray that your Christmas will be a loving one. For those of you whose Christmas feels that it will be bleak, I pray that something or someone will provide the missing light and warmth. God bless Us All. Everyone.