The Bells of Christmas

Peace on earth, good will towards men.

It seems a contradiction of the facts of our lives, doesn’t it?

We have just been through perhaps the most divisive election in our history.

Too many people have lost a loved one and don’t know  how they will be able to get through the holidays.

Everyday the news is filled with senseless violence.

How can the words of Jesus’ advent have any relevance for our culture and times? Before you answer listen to the narration of what inspired Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to write the words to one of the most moving Christmas carols.

 

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27 NIV

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