I was thinking this morning, of how it is good that Black Friday and Cyber Monday come early in the Christmas season. This way we get the purely commercial out of the way early, so we can focus on the true many of Christmas in remembering that it is the birthday of the one Christians call Lord. Then I discovered we have “Giving Tuesday” which sounds like a way for us to give to various charities and the work on the behalf of others, which I applaud. But being Christ to or in the world is not a “day” in the week once a year, but is a day to day kind of task, that also includes forgiving and living with all the mess of our lives in such a way that we can see the true of grace of God that defeated death and sin through the Cross and the Resurrection. Just a thought in the early morning hours.