The Christmas spirit is waking people up to the madness of war and acquisition and to the liars who promote it. The Christmas spirit is finding its voice in Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Atheists and the None of the Above as they are willing to take an honest look at where we are and what we value and what we want to leave for our future generations.
But, on the 50th anniversary of his death, we could be instruments in making it more difficult to silence by whatever means, the truth-tellers and the prophets and the women and men of peace. We need them. We need to hear them. We need to protect their speech.
Do not surrender, said the dove. I have come to make a nest in your shoe. I want your step to be light.