Vol. 15, No. 25, December 16, 2002

Steve Goodier
Steve Goodier

LifeSupport Systems
By Steve Goodier


What do you really want for the holidays?

USA Today printed these letters from children written to Santa Claus and directed to the US Post Office:

    Dear Santa: The only wish I want is to have a nice Christmas for my little brothers. We don't have the money to put nothing under the tree because of welfare. Please help. There are five kids and it's hard for Mom. - Lisa

    Dear Santa: I want to help the kids that don't get anything for Christmas. It is real important to me. I don't want just to help in the United States but all over the world. -  Austin

    Dear Santa: We will give you lots of goodies. One present is to find my dog Boom Boom. -  Joni

    Dear Santa: This Christmas I would like four things. Understanding for the children. Respect for the parents. Love for the elders and peace for everyone. - Rebecca

What these children really want runs deeper than the latest toy fad or a new outfit. I believe they want what we all want, when we get down to it.

I'm reminded of a story that comes out of World War I. It was December 25, 1917. Only a short distance of mud separated two enemy trenches - German and American. They had been shooting at each other for days, but today their thoughts turned to hearth and home.

Suddenly, a German soldier laid down his rifle, pulled a block of chocolate from his pocket, and tossed it into the American trench. In response an American tossed over a can of milk. Soon gifts were being passed back and forth, and the men were both laughing and weeping.

Peace was what they really wanted at that sacred time of the year. They wanted the war to be over and to be home. They wanted to quit the fighting and violence and live in harmony. What they really wanted was what we all want.

I'll never stop believing that it can be so.



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