Sunday, December 8, 2013
"In a world that seems not only to be changing, but even to be dissolving, there are
some tens of millions of us who want Christmas to be the same...with the same
old greeting "Merry Christmas" and no other.
We long for the abiding love among men of goodwill which the season brings...believing
in this ancient miracle of Christmas with its softening, sweetening influence to tug
at our heartstrings once again.
We want to hold on to our old customs and traditions because they strengthen
our family ties, bind us to our old friends, make us one with all mankind for
whom the child was born, and bring us back again to the God who gave His only
begotten Son, that "whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have
So we will not "spend" Christmas...nor "observe" Christmas.
We will "keep" Christmas---keep it as it is...in all the loveliness of its
May we keep it in our hearts, that we may be kept in its hope." ~Peter Marshall
Wishing you joy today, and time for you to keep the lovely traditions of the
Christmas Season, even if it is only in your heart.
"The way you spend Christmas is far more important than how much"
~Henry David Thoreau.