I'm thinking of my friend Teri a lot these days. I even have feelings of guilt. How come my Christmas can be so bright? How come hers haven't been bright for years?
What would make Christmas bad for you?
How about this scenario: Your husband is a teacher, and wrongly accused by some little girls and wrongly convicted?
How about this one? The nation's leading lie detector examiner proclaims your husband's innocence, beyond doubt, but the courts refuse to listen.
Or this? Because your husband is convicted of a sex crime, and one daughter is still listed as a minor, she may not visit her own father.
Or this? While in prison he contracts cancer. And it's life threatening.
Or this? Even while getting chemo therapy, he must be shackled and under guard, because he is a threat to society.
Or this? Now it's a death sentence. Cancer will claim his life before his innocence is proved.
Well, if you can believe this, Teri is grateful this Christmas. Larry is in a hospice facility, and this year, for the first Christmas in six years, all four members of the family will be together.
Hope you're not complaining about this holiday season any more.
Pray for Teri, and Larry, and two beautiful daughters.
Send them a hug.