As we gather this Christmas with friends and family, let us not forget those who are alone in this world. May this Christmas bring joy to others by our acts of kindness. May following inspirational Christmas quotations remind us of the true meaning of Christmas.
Baptist pastor John R. Rice once said, “You can never truly enjoy Christmas until you can look up into the (heavenly) Father’s face and tell him you have received his Christmas gift.”
Pastor Max Lucado wrote, “Off to one side sits a group of shepherds. They sit silently on the floor, perhaps perplexed, perhaps in awe, no doubt in amazement. Their night watch had been interrupted by an explosion of light from heaven and a symphony of angels. God goes to those who have time to hear him – and so on this cloudless night he went to simple shepherds.”
Rev. Roy L. Smith stated, “Those who do not have Christmas in their heart will never find it under a tree.” Novelist Taylor Caldwell wrote: “I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. That is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind is coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses.”
Actress Ann Schultz said, “Let us keep Christmas beautiful without a thought of greed, that it might live forevermore to fill our every need, that it shall not be just a day, but last a lifetime through, the miracle of Christmas time that brings God close to you.” Activist Helen Keller stated, “The only blind people at Christmas are those who don’t have Christmas in their hearts.”
Mother Teresa declared, “It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you. Yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother or sister and offer them your hand.”