INSPIRATION FOR ALL SEASONS
A Balm in Gilead… A Bethlehem in Babylon…
Cultivating Hope in the Midst of Despair
No balm in Gilead
No Balm in Gilead… A balm is a curative ointment… a healing influence,
And Gilead is, metaphorically, any difficult circumstance.
The season of Peace On Earth, Goodwill Toward Men is upon us again. The multicolored lights blinking all around us, and caroling, come together to create an inescapable sense of celebration. But for many, all these attempts at merry-making make no difference. The despair and destruction that is a constant theme of their reality continue unabated.