Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and Valentine’s Day are hell for some people. They’re all about gathering, family, or love or gifts. How many people genuinely enjoy them? They are stressful; think of the family arguments, the stress of choosing the right present and the challenges to a person’s budget. Think bereavement, toxic families, lonely hearts, grieving exes… Here are a few suggestions and references.
FIND NEW WAYS TO SPEND THE “HOLIDAY”
THE FOUR HORSEMENT OF THE APOCALYPSE
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are described in the last book of the New Testament of the Bible, called the Book of Revelation of Jesus Christ to Saint John the Evangelist at 6:1-8. The chapter tells of a “‘book’, or ‘scroll‘, in God‘s right hand that is sealed with seven seals“. The Lamb of God, or Lion of Judah, (Jesus Christ) opens the first four of the seven seals, which summons forth four beings that ride out on white, red, black, and pale horses. Although some interpretations differ, in most accounts, the four riders are seen as symbolizing Conquest, War, Famine, and Death, respectively. The Christian apocalyptic vision is that the four horsemen are to set a divine
apocalypse upon the world as harbingers of the Last Judgment.