Some Holiday Wisdoms
MEDITATIONS ON A HOLIDAY SEASON
For this holiday season 2016, I want to share some of my favorites sayings regarding the time - especially Christmas which is in my tradition. I hope you enjoy some or all of these quotations from famous and not so famous persons.
This quote resonated with me after our difficult election year.
“Are you willing to believe that love is the strongest thing in the world - stronger than hate, stronger than evil, stronger than death - and that the blessed life which began in Bethlehem nineteen hundred years ago is the image and brightness of the Eternal Love? Then you can keep Christmas.” -- Henry Van Dyke
The right kind of conspiracy
“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” -- Hamilton Wright Mabie
Possibly my favorite:
“Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.” -- Oren Arnold
I like the mercy aspect of this one:
"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas." -- Calvin Coolidge
I love Garrison’s down home humor:
“A lovely thing about Christmas is that it’s compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.” – Garrison Keillor