Thoughts along the road
Some observations while traveling the highways and byways to visit family at Christmas:
On Christmas Day 2015, just a few necessary businesses, such as refueling stations and hotels/motels for travelers, were open in the Holton community and elsewhere across the state.
If you think about that, as I did on my travels over the holiday, wasn’t that just an amazing thing in today’s world? I thought so.
The search for a refueling station took a little more effort on my part for Christmas Day but the realization that people still put great importance on observing Christmas with family and friends overshadowed that.
Look no further for overwhelming evidence that we continue to be a community, state and nation of predominately faith-based people.
I think that should give all of us a smile and great hope of a good future for our children and grandchildren.
If we follow our faith, and if our political representatives do the same, then shouldn’t we as a state and nation be putting the greatest importance on lasting peace, racial and ethnic equality and good will for all others?
The burning question after Christmas always is: “How can we keep the Christmas spirit alive and relevant in our lives for more than just a few days?’’
In the important work of seeking world peace that lasts, maybe our best bet is to teach our children well. Just a thought.