Week 4 of our Advent video series, What are you, Christmas? is entitled God bless us everyone.
During this last week of Advent we reflect on the significance of Christmas as a force of peace and unity.
How often we sing, during Christmas, “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to people of good will.”
Following the Civil War several prominent American writers presented Christmas as a force for good in our Nation.
Sarah Hale, a well-known writer in women’s magazines of the time, wrote, “Christmas holds the celestial magnet of brotherhood that should draw all who enjoy its blessing into that feeling of National Union.”
Do you think Christmas still has the power to unite Americans in a spirit of solidarity?
Let us know what you think!
We Little Sisters wish you and all those you love a very Blessed Christmas and a deep sense of peace and unity as you celebrate all of the special days that comprise this joyous season!
Sr. Constance, l.s.p.
St. Jeanne Jugan Communications
P.S. Below is a beautiful, thought-provoking poem for the New Year.
Hope you enjoy it!
The Work of Christmas
By Howard Thurman
When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and the princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flock,
The work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among brothers,
To make music in the heart.
(Howard Washington Thurman was an African-American author, philosopher, theologian, educator, and civil rights leader.)
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