Merry Christmas everyone!

"Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His Gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
And in His Name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy Name!
Christ is the Lord! O praise His name forever!
His pow’r and glory evermore proclaim!
His pow’r and glory evermore proclaim!"

(The 3rd and arguably most beautiful verse of O Holy Night,
pointed out to me by my sis)

It is with compassion that He came on Christmas so long ago...

"With pity we keep our distance, our altitude, our sense of elevation.  Compassion, on the other hand, is 'suffering with.'  It's similar to the word, 'companion,' which means 'a person who shares one's bread,' only in this case we share not just bread but passion-- pain, isolation, social disregard and political disdain.  Compassion is invasive, it will not leave us our privacy."

-- Doug Nicolas, Street Children