What are we to do with this season of darkness?
The only thing we can do, be the light for a weary world.
Be the one who restores faith in humanity (and God) to someone who has lost that faith.
Help the hurting people that you know, and some that you don't.
Give more. Of yourself, your resources, your time.
Hold a hand, wipe a tear, listen.
Pray, pray, pray.
What if we each found 26 people over the next year to help or comfort?
One every two weeks, it seems doable.
Start with yourself. Turn off the news, not because you don't care, but because the media fills the air with meaningless and unproven conjecture as they rehash what little they know.
They aren't interested in truth or fact, they are interested only in selling air time.
There are no answers there, only despair.
Turn it off and pray for the families, and for the people you know who are fighting battles.
And then light the tree and think about how each of us can make a difference.
Be the light.