Christmas commemorates God’s personal intervention in human affairs to rescue man from the consequences of his willful rebellion. Just as importantly, it provides a yearly reminder of the subordinate role of politics in the ultimate scheme of things, and the fact that it is ultimately through submission to God’s sovereignty that the individual becomes free. Such reminders are valuable in any age, but they are critical in an era in which … our social architects are laboring to organize the world as if God didn’t exist.
- William Norman Grigg
"The mystery of the Holy Night, which historically happened two thousand years ago, must be lived as a spiritual event in the ‘today’ of the Liturgy," the Pope clarified. "The Word who found a dwelling in Mary’s womb comes to knock on the heart of every person with singular intensity this Christmas."
Let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking
His blessing and His help, but knowing that here
on earth God's work must truly be our own.
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy
"…Psychology says, ‘Let go.’ Spirituality says, ‘Wake up.’ In both cases there is a withdrawal from the busyness of daily life (our dream state) and a waking up to the subconscious and spiritual depths of ourselves."
God would be pleased if you were to take one last
look in the mirror before you start your day and
say, 'God loves you . . . and so do I'.
- Zig Ziglar
Christmas has always been a part of our national tradition. It became a national holiday for no reason other than its profound religious meaning. The drive to supplant the religious meaning with atheistic and materialistic substitutes brings to mind the warning of William Penn centuries ago: "Those who will not be ruled by God will be ruled by tyrants."
- John F. McManus