Merry Christmas and Holiday Greetings!

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From: John Murtari (jmurtari@AKidsRight.Org)
Date: Sun Dec 25 2011 - 14:16:35 EST

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Good People & People of Faith,

I just want to extend to everyone our best wishes for a very Merry
Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season!  Please understand that our
group is not just about the Christian Faith, or that it is the ONLY
faith -- but for most of us on this list these traditions have strong

Many of us won't see our kids this Christmas and may not even be able
to contact them (and wow can that be depressing!). In some cases our
'ex' has gone out of their way to make arranging a schedule difficult
or impossible (enough to make anyone mad).

Thats how we "feel" -- and in the words of a great counselor, when
asked by someone how they were suppose to feel about something -- "you
are suppose to feel, the way you feel."

Most of you are aware I'm finally finished with the system after 15
long years of struggle.  It is such a relief.  My son and I are very
fortunate and it all could have ended very badly.  If it wasn't for my
Faith in a loving God and the example set by his Son -- I wouldn't
have gotten through it.

That he who loved life to the fullest was willing to be nailed to a
cross.  I believe because of the depth of his belief and I'm so
thankful he was born -- Christmas!  As I also reflect on how much I
love my son, how could I feel ignored, unheard, or unforgiven by my
Heavenly Father?

Life isn't fair, awful things happen, no guarantees. But if we learn
to Love, to have Faith -- we have suceeded abundantly!

Hanging on to Hatred?
There is some truth that sometimes you have to let go of hatred before
you can be effective for change.  Here is an old time reading from a
book of Wisdom.  Even if we don't believe, does it ring true?  Can we
still think of an 'ex', social worker, or judge -- as neighbor?

Sirach 27:30

Wrath and anger are hateful things,
but the sinner hugs them tight.
The vengeful will suffer the Lord's vengence
for he remembers their sins in detail.

Forgive your neighbor's injustice;
then when you pray, your own sins will be forgiven.

Could anyone nourish anger against another
and expect healing from the Lord?
Could anyone refuse mercy to another like himself,
can he seek pardon for his own sins?
If one who is but flesh cherishes wrath,
who will forgive your sins?

Remember your last days, set enmity aside;
remember death and decay, and cease from sin!
Think of the commandments, hate not your neighbor;
remember the Most High's covenant, and overlook faults.


                                        John Murtari
Coordinator                            AKidsRight.Org
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