Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Peace on Earth

Another couple of quotes I heard at church on Sunday were about Peace. I love Christmas, I love the feeling in the air. I hope all of you have some peace in your hearts and homes this night!

I found online a message about Christmas and it said..."Simplify your Christmas by embracing the spiritual side of the season. The gift of Christmas isn't wrapped up in presents or parties. The gift of Christmas is Jesus Christ, the only Begotten of the Father, the Son of God.  As you follow Him, you put people first.  You may spend less money on --and more time with --the people you love. You may lose yourself and you many find everything else that matters."

I like the suggestion from Howard W. Hunter about this Christmas:

"This Christmas mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a letter. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest  your loyalty in word and deed. Keep a promise. Forego a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Apologize. Try to understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude. Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love and then speak it again."

"May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!"  ~ Unknown

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