And, lo, the angel of the Lord
came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone
round about them: and they were sore afraid. And
the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold,
I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall
be to all people. For unto you is born this day
in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find
the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying
in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude
of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,Glory
to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good
will toward men. ~Luke 2:9-14
What is Christmas? It is tenderness
for the past, courage for the present, hope for
the future. It is a fervent wish that every
cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal,
and that every path may lead to peace.
~Agnes M. Pharo
The joy of brightening
bearing each others' burdens, easing
and supplanting empty hearts and lives with
generous gifts become, for us, the true
joy of Christmas!