Friday, December 12, 2014

Another Piece on Peace!

Peace in this time of unrest seems to be my heart cry as I write...and this piece continues the theme.

‘Peace on earthy, good will to men,’ chimes the world at Christmas time. The words of the old carol “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” was birthed in a time of civil unrest and personal heartache.  The present day turmoil threatens to trap us in the verse that proclaims in despair:  ‘…and in despair I bowed my head:  There is no peace on earth, I said.  For hate is strong and mocks the song…”  That need not be:  Longfellow found the Truth in Christmas and proudly proclaimed it.  We must too!

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