i am not going to write a sappy xmas post about a bunch of warm and fuzzy feelings that pop out every dec 25th. don't get me wrong..those feelings are most definitely here just like they come and fill me up every year..i am just going to refrain from waxing sappily about them this year.
instead i am going to tell you a real live christmas story....it is happening today.
in a beat up, pretty small little house high on a hill there are more than 100 homeless animals gathered. most are still sleeping on torn leather couches, ripped, plastic wrapped giant pillows, beat up little baskets with soft fleeces inside, and bunched up blankets spread across the floor which once were folded quite nicely. some are sleeping on clean shavings and soft and dry straw in the coops and the barns. all of them homeless with a roof over their heads and fresh food and water within steps of them.
today a small army will leave their christmas trees, their presents, their families, their kitchens primed for today's special feast and descend upon this homeless, wrecked, animal filled place.
the small army will swoop thru here, refilling food and water bowls, changing wet and soiled beds for clean ones and mopping the floors. they will take the animals for walks and runs in the fields, they will lay their hands gently upon many faces and tell them they care. they will feed them special treats and gently hold many in their arms and they will make sure each animal is safe, comfortable and feels loved.
and when their work is done here, they will carry these animals away in their hearts as they return to their families and the more traditional and sparklier festive christmas day parts. and at some point during their family celebrations they will stop and silently bless the animals they cared for today and wish for their very own eventual forever home on some near future christmas day.
santa's little elves will be busy this christimas day..spreading peace and joy at home...and here.
merry christmas everyone and may god bless you too.