The things of this world love to gather. We even have names for all these gatherings. Birds flock together, fish swim in a school, dogs run in a pack, lions have a pride, and other animals form a herd. We usually refer to our gatherings as places, such as school, church, or a stadium. Gatherings are important, for that is where we meet others of our kind, it is a place where we have protection, and even meet others we want to spend more time with them. The Holiday Season is a time for gatherings and it should be a joyful time for all who gather. So don't begrudge those "GATHERINGS!"