Hello and a very merry and holy Christmas to all of you.
As a new member to this forum it may seem presumptious of me to attempt to start a new topic but as someone who often puts their foot in it I am going to try anyway.
For Catholics Christmas is an especially holy time of year as we are taught the religious significance I would suggest more than other religions but along with this we are taught the absolute importance of striving to live a good life and the great importance of compassion and forgiveness.
With toxic media influence and political opportunists
Ii believe we have become a vengeful society and in many circumstances compassion and forgiveness are seen as signs of weakness and those who dare exhibit these fine qualities are often subject to ridicule or hate.
God has a way of telling us at Christmas the importance of love for our fellow man regardless of whether they are a drug addict, ,criminal, hobo or just somebody who has fallen on hard times and maybe become homeless,it doesn't matter whether that person has religion or is an atheist or just a person who is beligerant and rejects help I believe it is our duty as Catholics to offer help and at least try, whenever we do good deeds we are blessed and it is my belief that a good deed or charitable work is worth a thousand prayers.
I am sure there are a great many on this forum who already contribute and do great work to help the less fortunate at Christmas and for the rest of the year no doubt and these are the kind of people I believe represent Catholicism in its purest form.
If we can help others,even those many would consider unlovable then we are truly blessed.