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I recently finished reading Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. As I read of the change of heart that Scrooge experienced, I felt the music inside his words:
"I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the Year. I will live in the Past, the Present and the Future. The Spirits of all three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach" (Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. Barnes and Noble Classic. 81).
Each of us can keep the Christmas Spirit with us throughout the year as we look for opportunities to serve and help others. Scrooge learned it and changed his heart and the lives of those around him. Such can be our opportunity with those with whom we come in contact.
May the Spirit of Christmas and the Peace of our Savior be with each of us this Christmastime, and always.
God Bless Us, Everyone!