I was reading Luke 2 for Sunday school and was not sure what to do with it. It is history, but its statements are rather bland and generic. It seemed especially so to me since I have grown up on this as a staple of my forty-six Christmastimes. I ponder better as I wander. That means I like to walk and think so I stood up from my computer and headed into the kitchen. Having refilled and warmed my coffee I leaned over the kitchen sink and began cleaning to occupy my hands while my mind wondered.
Modern history in the subject of Aleppo and the Syrian conflict came to mind. That war torn region knows a bitterness I can hardly even imagine. My imaginations can only take on a context in pictures, thoughts and potentially dreams. Of course I don’t want them to become my realities. So this is history in the making. What do I do about it? Do I need to do anything about it? There is not much I can do from my house in Augusta, Georgia to alter Bashar al-Assad or the resistance he has been erasing.