Is the holiday season getting you down? I mean, even more “down” than normal? Do you instinctively head for the firearms section in your local Walmart when you hear yet another Christmas carol slaughtered by some boy band or country crooner? Be of good cheer, citizen — there are a variety of remedies on the market.
This year I am giving thanks for some different sorts of things. After all, 1 Thessalonians 5:18 reads, “in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” If the Holy Spirit had meant to tell Paul to write, “in every good thing,” I’m sure that’s what Paul would have written. So here goes.