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No matter what religion you connect with — including no religion at all — that phrase from a Christmas song rings true: midwinter does indeed feel bleak. And perhaps this year might feel bleaker than ever, with 2020 not exactly off to a great start for either these United States or indeed for the world. What is there to wish for, to aim for, to cite as a goal when we live in a country whose administration is doing everything it can to…