I have a remarkable retired clergy friend who each year sends out a remarkably honest Christmas letter to update family and friends about his life of trial and joy.
Since his 2015 holiday letter, an accident caused him to lose sight in his one good eye and he is now blind. That has caused him to move from his home into a care unit, where I visit him not nearly often enough (though I plan to see him Tuesday).
Despite his terrible circumstances, he is able to look life in the eye -- blind as he now is -- and recognize blessings and joy when he senses them. So I want to share part of his latest Christmas letter with you today to give you a model of how one person's spirit stays strong even when he must feel like put-upon Job some days.
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