Every year, our family participates in an old southern tradition of having black-eyed peas on January 1st. I’m not fond of them, and most of my family isn’t either, but we do it anyway because it’s the one day of the year that I know what to cook. I have an old recipe called Hoppin’ John, and it adds a lot of different spices and a lot of fatty meats, which of course, I love. It changes the flavor, so you barely notice that it’s black-eyed peas. It’s supposed to give you good luck and lots of money, but we all know where our help comes from, and it’s not peas! The truth is that I will use any excuse necessary to have my family over, even though it can be a bit loud and obnoxious, especially in the small space we live in now, but I love them and like to be around them. Pull your families closer; this world is rapidly changing, and we need to form unbreakable bonds because we may have to lean on one another. What’s more, draw closer to Jesus; he is our hope for the future. Don’t be discouraged by what you see happening; these things must occur, and then the end will come. I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to seeing justice come to all who’ve participated in the evil that is taking place. Persevere in your faith, pray, and get ready for the next chapter to begin.
but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. 1 Peter 4:5