Happy New Year!
Le 30/12/16 à 12h35
A new year is just around the corner and we are back to making plans for the future. As always we are full of expectations for the New Year. This time we are starting with a new president in place and enough political stability that visitors have arrived in mass for the Holidays. So, we have more hopes that this New Year will be better than the past ones.
I wish you all the best. What is best? Success? Riches? Happiness? All are important. But all are fleeting. We can’t be happy all the time. There is happiness and misery, life and death. We cannot stop what each of us is going to live through. So what can I wish for all? There is a passage in the bible that depicts God as an eagle. It says that He will keep you under His wings. It is a beautiful and comforting imagery. Think about it. No matter what is happening in your life, to be under His wings, protected, held tight, and feeling His warm embrace surrounding you. Whatever your circumstance, whatever problems we all face next year, we would remain protected under His wings. Wouldn’t this be the best?
In the meantime, May God grant Lebanon the desires of our hearts.
May the horrible wars in the area finally stop so we can all live in peace and we can help them all rebuild their countries.
May peace cover this beautiful country.
May all our talented youth return and find jobs and opportunities to build up their homeland.
May the oil and gas that is out at sea will finally be addressed so that all Lebanon can benefit economically from it.
May all the lacking infrastructures like electricity, water supply, waste management, and high speed internet will be all successfully addressed.
May Lebanese women gain the equal rights to give their citizenship to her foreign husbands and children and protection against domestic violence.
May the country be able to care for all refugees. May they be able to return back to their homes in safety.
May all the Lebanese people from North to South and east to west will deeply bond and cooperate with one another.
May each community strive to enhance the look of their towns and communities to enhance the lives of its people and attract visitors to their regions.
May every household and store front take an active role in beautifying the country, by keeping their sidewalks, streets clean. Fill every street with trees and greenery. Fill every window sill and home gardens with flowers. We have been blessed to live in a beautiful country. We have the obligation for ourselves and the generations to come to keep it beautiful.
May there be less tragic traffic accidents in 2017. Drive carefully for yourself and the safety of others.
May we all do our part in to protecting the environment. Recycle, waste less. Be more conscientious of how we waste resources.
As He cover you with His wings this New Year. May you then cover others in need.
Finally, may you feel His love and presence in your life. So that you then reciprocate back by loving yourselves all those whose life you touch this year. All these wishes may seem impossible. Love, perseverance and unity can make them possible.
Make 2017 a better Lebanon for us all.
Happy New Year!