The joy of brightening other lives . . . becomes for us the magic of the holidays. (W. C. Jones, 19th-20th century government official)

Jones’ words are worth considering in this last week before Christmas. In addition to “brightening other lives,” he included “bearing each others’ burdens, easing others’ loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts” as a part of the holiday magic. It would be a wonderful experience this year if we were to follow his suggestions.

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2).