Faith in America Restored After Community Bands Together

In the United States as the calendar month of December of the final days of the year of 2023 passes its mid-point and the Christmas holiday is just days away, the vast majority of American citizens are likely heavily focused on the annual festivities surrounding the holiday season. In truth, while Christmas in America and the west had historically been associated with the birth of Christ and carried significant religious weight in terms of its meaning to the Christian faith, over the last 70 years (as the nation has grown more and more heterogeneous and secular) much of the religious importance of the celebration for many people has diminished. While many Americans remain devoutly Christian and the holiday truly signifies the birth of their lord and savior, to many others it has devolved into nothing more than a materialistic and consumer based celebration. This year alone, it estimated that over 12 billion dollars has already been spent on the holiday. While themes of kindness and charity to all still dominate the celebration, it appears that the Christmas of the present is quite different than that of the past.

As the festivities ramp up, most Americans are likely not focused on the deteriorating political climate at the domestic and international level. Indeed, while the season is centered around wishes of peace and goodwill, the world appears to be heading in an opposite direction. War rages in Ukraine and the middle east, and tens of thousands of lives have been lost. The American economy is struggling, inflation is high, and citizens are living paycheck to paycheck.

Despite all the things people have to be worried about, an owner of a barbershop in Tennessee has claimed his faith in America has been restored of late. In Hendersonville, a tornado ravaged the community and damaged his shop; the man says that the community has banded together and restored his faith in his immediate community.