Today I want to share with you the story of Charbel.
Charbel lives in a small house is bcharre, North of Mount Lebanon, a small village where summers are harsh and winters are worse.
He’s a man with 7 kids, 3 girls and 4 boys, each of these kids working hard day and night to suffice to their family’s needs. My family and I have helped them through school, when they got scholarships to prefect their knowledge.
Charbel is a man who paints houses in summer and works on the ski slopes in winter.
Charbel here lost his summer job to Syrian refugees. They offerthe samepaint job done in less time and more employees, for a cheaper wage.
He says it’s OK, they have a family to care for as well; because of his kind heart he doesn’t blame them, he says they need to feed their families too.
Tonight is Christmas night. So I Want to send out my love and best wishes to Charbel and his family.
May they prosper in peace and love and the best of luck that most of us comfortable in our warm homes might not be worthy of.
Merry Christmas to the Succar family. You’ll always be in my heart, knowing all the life lessons you taught me and the many times you opened my eyes to reality.
Have a drink and a prayer directed to them on this holy night.