Friday, December 15, 2006

Happy Hanukkah

I am blessed to have friends who practice a wide variety of religions. I do, indeed, have many friends of the Jewish faith. To them on this special day I offer my wishes for a Happy Hanukkah.

There is a special poignancy to this year’s holiday wishes, since I will soon be traveling to Poland to visit with family. As part of our time in Krakow, we plan to make a pilgrimage to Auschwitz to pay tribute to the memory of those who died there during the horrors of the Holocaust. I have plans to place a note in the book of remembrance in memory of the father of a friend of mine.

May we never forget - as we light candles this holiday season to remember the many forms that man’s cruelty and God’s intervention have taken over the centuries.

God bless.

Al

1 comment:

Mark said...

Ah, but Hanukkah can be celebrated by those of the Christian faith too, since Jesus Himself celebrated it in John 10:22!

Happy Hanukkah, and Merry Christmas! :)

Mark