Raoul’s Two Cents: December 2, 2022
‘Tis the Season
I’m back home in Los Angeles. Appreciate all your kind words and prayers for my family in light of my Dad’s passing. It’s time to move on with life.
I’m still feeling jetlagged and I sleep during the weirdest hours of the day. I missed my wife so much I actually went shopping with her. Early on in our marriage we decided she would shop on her own because she took hours to decide things. I actually enjoyed sitting in the mall with the other waiting Dads and watched people zooming past with their Christmas haul.
After staying in Iligan City (an industrial town in the Southern part of the Philippines) for 3 weeks, I could really appreciate the simple things we Americans take for granted. Things like clean beautiful architecture, cemented roads, clean air, reliable internet access, free movie channels, reliable phone service, etc. We’re really spoiled here in the U.S.. The demonstrators who cry for more don’t realize how entitled they already are. Reminds me of the Jews who complained for 40 years in the desert — they took the free food called manna, the pillar of cloud to guide them by day and the pillar of fire to guide them by night but instead of praising God they wanted more, more, more.
What do you want for Christmas? Me? I don’t really want anything for Christmas. When I look around, I already have what I want. Being home is the best Christmas present ever.
“And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night.”
— Exodus 13:21