Giving love and light for Christmas

Rev. Richard J. Fairchild wrote: “May the hope, the peace, the joy, and the love represented by the birth in Bethlehem fill our lives and become part of all that we say and do.” President Carter’s sister, Ruth Carter Stapleton once stated, “Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.”

Comedian Bob Hope said, “My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?”

Columnist George Matthew Adams wrote, “Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide-open heart that thinks of others first. The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world the healing medicine of love that has transformed all manners of hearts for two thousand years . . . Underneath all the bulging bundles is this beating Christmas heart.”

Author David Jeremiah reminds us, “All the Christmas presents in the world are worth nothing without the presence of Christ.” U.S. Representative W. C. Jones said, “The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others’ burdens, easing others’ loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas.”

Author Ann Garnett Schultz reminds us, “Let us keep Christmas beautiful without a thought of greed.” Author Agnes M. Pahro wrote, “What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.” Writer Helen Steiner Rice wrote, “Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.”

 

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Father Wilmer Todd is author and lives in Bourg. Until his retirement, he lived in Thibodaux.

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