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Switch to Forum Live View On this Blessed Day
10 years ago  ::  Dec 25, 2007 - 3:52PM #1
Posts: 17,597
On this blessed day, let us worship at the altar of joy, for to miss the
joy of Christmas is to miss its holiest secret.

Let us enter into the spiritual delights which are the natural heritage
of childlike hearts.

Let us withdraw from the cold and barren world of prosaic fact, if only
for a season;

That we may warm ourselves by the fireside of fancy, and take counsel in
the wisdom of poetry and legend:

Blessed are they who have vision enough
to behold a guiding star
in the dark mystery which girdles the earth.

Blessed are they who have imagination enough
to detect the music of celestial voices
in the midnight hours of life.

Blessed are they who have faith enough
to contemplate a world of peace and justice
in the midst of present wrong and strife.

Blessed are they who have zest enough
to take delight in simple things.

Blessed are they who have wisdom enough
to know that the Kingdom of Heaven is very close at hand,
and that all may enter in who have eyes to see
and ears to hear
and hearts to understand.

Rev. David Rhys Williams
Beliefnet Community Wide Moderator ~ Peace Love Stardove

People change for two main reasons: either their minds have been opened or their hearts have been broken.

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