Sunday, December 07, 2008
Thoughts on Christmas
"I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the word seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses."
Let Us Keep Christmas
"Whatever else be lost among the years,
Let us keep Christmas still a shining thing;
Whatever doubts assail us, or what fears,
Let us hold close one day, remembering
It's poignant meaning for the hearts of men.
Let us get back our childlike faith again."
Grace Noll Crowell
"Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal."
"It comes every year and will go on forever. And along with Christmas belong the keepsakes and the customs. Those humble, everyday things a mother clings to, and ponders, like Mary in the secret spaces of her heart."
"The only real blind person at Christmas-time is he who has not Christmas in his heart."
"A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away;
While quite unselfish, it grows small."
"Peace on earth will come to stay,
When we live Christmas every day."
Helen Steiner Rice