Faith, Hope and Love
Christmas is a season of Faith, Hope and Love as we reflect upon the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. We embrace our families, put aside differences and look at life with a child like expectation of the miraculous. Still, many quietly complete their Christmas list with a “…and help me feel better.” As I reflect upon my personal journey with CVID, a Primary Immunodeficiency, I know that this time of year tends to find many of us sick and warn out. However, it is also the time of year that offers us the most power medicine of all – Love.
Love is at the foundation of what we hope for and what we exercise our faith towards. There is a journey that we go through in life where in we approach each day with resolute faith. “I will not let this beat me,” we tell ourselves. We greet the challenges our body offers us with the sincere belief that we will conquer our limitations and return to normalcy. Over time that faith for a return to the past becomes a faith to make it through the day. Our fight of faith becomes a quiet yet powerful hope for better. Inevitably though fear begins to rule our actions. The kind of fear that begins to paralyzes our spirit of fight.
Perfect love has the power to chase away fear, restoring hope and giving power to our faith. Know that your family and friends may not understand what you go through, but that does not mean they do not love you and will not be there for you. Let love in and allow it to restore your hope and activate your faith to continue the fight. As you embrace love look to a new future – a different future, a better you.
Commit to allowing love in this Christmas. It will change your life and ultimately the world.