Today I am remembering all the young men we lost when I worked as a volunteer in the mid-80's. AIDS was rampant and scary back then. I learned so much about compassion and grace from those guys. And courage.
I still remember each of them.
Progress has been made, for sure, but a cure is still elusive.
There are so many things that can get in the way of a long and healthy life. I see this every time I walk into the hospital as a volunteer chaplain. Truly, sometimes life can seem like a crap shoot.
The one thing I am sure of is the power of love. It's a powerful force and perhaps our greatest hope.
I invite you to walk into the month of December with me...filled with intention to greet each day, each person, each situation as the sacred gift that it is.