Christmas is almost here. It is time for us to get off our treadmill of “hurry, hurry, hurry” and ask “Why? What’s it all about?”
A man asked God, “What does a billion dollars mean to You who are all powerful?” God said, “Hardly a penny.” Then the man asked God, “And what are a hundred thousand centuries?” God answered, “Hardly a second.” Then, O Lord, give me a penny!” the man pleaded. “In a second,” God replied.
“Stop and Listen,” was the title of this New York Times 1971 Editorial:
You go out in the evening and look at the sky and see the stars, slowly wheeling not only through the night but through the seasons, the years. Star-patterns unchanging throughout your lifetime — the same constellations, the same Pole Star and Dipper and Eagle and Swan. And you see the moon progressing in all its phases, from the thinnest golden crescent of a new moon to the fat, silver roundness…
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