--And the angel said to the shepherds, "behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord...Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." Luke 2:10-14
Considering the almost daily tragic world events and divisiveness in our own country, it is safe to conclude that we are in sore need of good tidings, peace and good will amongst peoples of every nation! Whatever one thinks of Christmas, Christ taught that we should love and serve one another and all people--our friends, strangers and even our enemies. This instruction applies to all people regardless of their background, culture or faith. Hard to fathom that in today's world, but these are His words, and this is what He taught. Application of this simple message would surely promote more peace and good will.
We at the Cuyahoga Land Bank love what we do in large part because it allows us, in a small way, the great privilege to serve the community in many unique ways -- to spread some good will and peace in our little corner of the world. We would like to thank the many partners, stakeholders, our board members, and citizens of Cuyahoga County for supporting us and giving us this opportunity. On behalf of all of the staff at the Cuyahoga Land Bank, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!