A poem by J.F. Conant

He who loves an old house never loves in vain. How can an old house used to sun and rain, to lilac and to larkspur and an elm above-ever fail to answer the heart that gives it love?

Saturday, December 25, 2010

And then...peace broke out!!!

On Christmas Day 1914, all across the Western front, an amazing thing happened....peace broke out! Soldiers laid done their weapons and walked out to meet the enemy with open hands and open hearts. They exchanged small gifts. They sang Christmas carols. They even played soccer.
It was reported that military leaders on both the German and British sides were actually concerned that if the men got to know the enemy as men, they would be unwilling to continue fighting!  Can you imagine that? Peace might have broken out! They wouldn't want to continue to kill one another.

Today we celebrate the birth of the King of Peace. I can think of no greater gift to give or to receiver then the gift of peace.  Maybe today we could make the effort to offer our hand in friendship to our enemies. Perhaps we can find ways to work out our differences without bloodshed and war. Sound like an impossible dream?
If it could happen, Christmas day, the day of miracles, would be the day!

I wish you a happy and peace filled Christmas season! All good things in the New Year!! God Bless you with the peace that passes all understanding.

1 comment:

Mary said...

Merry Christmas. I hope you and your family had a wonderful day celebrating the birth of Christ.