We make fun of the whole end of the world thing that some one a long time ago invented. We joke about Dick Clark being dead so we can never celebrate New Year’s Eve again. We laugh about the end of the Twinkie. We make light of the whole thing, as we should.
But some people are not laughing.
While you are laughing about it, remember that for some people it really will be the end of the world today.
Their husband or wife is going to die. Their mother is going to die. Their child will die.
Their house will burn down. They will lose their job four days before Christmas.
For some people, the end of the world doesn’t mean a big explosion.
It means a moment in time when their world will come to a screeching stop, and when it starts again will never be the same.