MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

Opinion

December 24, 2012

Today offers a reminder of our faith

Tragedies such as the slaying of 20 elementary school children in Newtown, Conn., are difficult to process.

There is no satisfactory cause, reason, excuse that will comfort us.

Sometimes we must be able to comprehend the incomprehensible in order to remain sane.

Today is an important day for all Christians.

It is the celebration of the birth of their savior, Jesus Christ.

Christians have much in common with those who worship in other religions and with those that do not worship at all.

We all must have some form of faith to get us through the tough times.

We all must believe in something.

Whether it is your Lord and Savior or a profound faith in family, friends or even mankind, we must all have faith.

Belief is easy when we are confronted with facts based on things that are easy to see and feel.

But, faith has to come from somewhere deep inside us.

Faith is the belief in things unseen or not easily proven.

We all practice that kind of faith.

We all need to rely on that faith today.

We must be able to communicate with each other in a way that displays that faith.

We will never completely understand the Newtown shootings.

But, we must fight to maintain our faith in something greater than ourselves.

It is that faith that will get us through these tragedies and make us strong enough to fight to find a way to ensure they never happen again.

Merry Christmas and may God bless you.

1
Text Only
Opinion
AP Video
US Proposes Pay-for-priority Internet Standards Wife Mourns Chicago Doctor Killed in Afghanistan FDA Proposes Regulations on E-cigarettes Kerry Warns Russia of Expensive New Sanctions Mideast Peace Talks Stall on Hamas Deal Cody Walker Remembers His Late Brother Paul Grieving South Korea Puts Up Yellow Ribbons Raw: Kerry Brings His Dog to Work Raw: Girls Survive Car Crash Into Their Bedroom Three U.S. Doctors Killed by Afghan Security Yankees' Pineda Suspended 10 Games for Pine Tar Colleagues Mourn Death of Doctors in Afghanistan Ukraine Launches Operation Against Insurgents Obama Reassures Japan on China Raw: Car Crashes Into San Antonio Pool Time Magazine Announces Top Influencers List Raw: Angry Relatives Confront SKorea Officials Bigger Riders Means Bigger Horses Out West Yankees Pineda Ejected for Pine Tar Deadly Fungus Killing Bats, Spreading in US
Poll

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

Yes
No
     View Results
Featured Ads
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks