Wednesday, 24 December 2014
Many of us will be watching 'A Christmas carol' during the next few days. Whether it's Jim Carrey or The Muppets the message is clear. Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870) told us all that we need to know about Christmas.
Here is what he wrote.
Nearer and closer to our hearts be the Christmas spirit, which is the spirit of active usefulness, perseverance, cheerful discharge of duty, kindness and forbearance.
It is a lesson that needs to be taught again and again.
Here is a short verse by Laurence Housman (1865 - 1870) that is a lovely wish for everyone tonight.
O perfect Love, surpassing sight,
O Light beyond our ken,
Come down through all the world tonight,
And heal the hearts of men.