Merry Christmas! Today, I want to share another learning experience I believe (at least for myself) takes discipline in Christ to achieve; learning to live beyond what we feel and what we think other people are feeling about us. I have learned to not make assumptions or decisions based solely on what I feel or what I think other people are feeling. When it involves someone we don’t know (or don’t have a relationship with) leave it alone. However, in relationship (or someone you’d like to be in relationship with), always ask for what it is you need to know. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get the answer you want to hear. Be thankful that whatever they have told you is hopefully the truth. However, understand that as our circumstances change so will our truths. What was real for someone yesterday may not be valid for him or her today and completely irrelevant tomorrow. The good news is that God’s truth and the gift of his Love is not only unchanging but everlasting. Let the Spirit of Christmas reign. Forgive and be forgiven!