But years pass and wars rage, children and animals suffer, disease
persists. Floods take out entire regions. People continue to be cruel to one another and to our mother, Earth. Faith remains strained. Even if one problem gets solved, another manifests itself somewhere else.
Still, yours is a profession built on hope — and on faith, in something, even if your work isn’t particularly “faith based.”
So in this blessed season, it seems only natural to celebrate you — for your perseverance, for your faith. And to thank you — for what you do and for your support of this magazine, whether it be through readership, editorial contributions or advertising. In keeping with the theme of recurring sentiments, I wish you again what I wished you last year: warmth, peace, joy, gratitude, grace and the courage to live with outrageous hope. Merry Christmas … Happy Holidays … and Brightest Blessings to you all.