I don’t think that I have ever met anybody who did not like “O Holy Night”!
A choir at Christmas time is perfect for carol singing, and a young boys choir has to be perfect for the task!
Enjoy and, if your mind starts meandering with the melodic harmonies, then let it meander to those who are no longer with us; to those who are experiencing difficulties this Christmas, and to those who are simply less fortunate than us.
To all my Blogging friends, I shall wish you all a wonderful time over this holiday period, and may all your dreams for the imminent new year be achieved.
It will be my wish that those of us with a good standard of living acknowledge that we are in the minority, and that we should open our hearts, and borders, to the so many that are living at a poverty level and/or living in fear of being brutalized or even killed. Perhaps if we were prepared to lower our standard of living a little, we could help those less fortunate to improve theirs a lot.
It pains me to hear voices denying the rights of immigrant families to a life in a secure environment. It pains me to hear nationalistic rhetoric which serves no humane or compassionate purpose, but merely reinforces the labeling of different cultures.
Regardless of our views on helping others, there is an inescapable reality which we cannot deny. We all live on the same planet and, if anything happens to that planet, then we all suffer the consequences.
Nationalism does nothing more than splinter us into different groups with an increasing potential for conflict. If those of us with a relatively trouble free lifestyle insist on “us” being our only priority, the world will simply expand the current difference between the “haves” and the “have nots” which, again, will increase the potential for conflict. Any conflict with the weaponry available today, will be a disaster for all life on our planet.
Perhaps the idea of helping to achieve a more world-wide standard of living that covers everybody’s basic needs should be less of a fanciful dream and more of a statement of fact, if we want this planet to be a safe and secure home for our children and grandchildren? Just some Christmas thoughts! “See” you all in the New Year!
PS. Just heard that Ray’s test results came back negative. He is fine! Merry Christmas everybody!