Psychologists say that for many people Christmas is the most depressing time of the year. Poor people are unable to afford gifts for their children. Old people are in rest homes and nursing homes. Widows are lonely, remembering better Christmases when there was a man around the house, helping with the tree, carving the turkey, just being there. Members of broken homes think of former years when the whole family celebrated together. Some people become so despondent at Christmas that they consider suicide, and some go through with it. Yet, we know that today and next Sunday and the Sunday following, our Churches will be filled with sounds of “Joy to the World” and “Peace on earth, good will toward men.” Some will say, “That is a good sound. The world is too filled with noise, confusion and uncertainty. It is time we took a break from the turmoil and the trouble. It is time we demonstrated some quiet confidence in things to come. Surely…
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