a quotation poem selected and arranged by Franklin Baer
It was always said of him,
that he knew how to keep Christmas well. . .
Yet Christmas is like a microwave dinner,
it's here before you're really ready for it.
It's the season when you buy this year's gifts
with next year's money,
And when you musn't forget to mail your packages early,
so the post office can lose them in tine for Christmas.
It's also been said that too much Christmas shopping
can even lead to Santa Claustrophobia.
So most people just sigh and say "Christmas comes,
but once a year is enough."
Unfortunately the real meaning of Christmas
has been overlaid by sentimental varnish and commercial dust.
--Rev. Myron Taylor
Rings and jewels are not gifts,
but apologies for gifts, --
for the only [true] gift is a portion of thyself.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
And every gift, though it be small,
is in reality great if given with affection
Still. . . businessmen are saying
that this could be the greatest Christmas ever.
I always thought that the first one was --
When the Son of God became man
to enable men to become the sons of God,
--C. S. Lewis
And when Christmas is the gift from heaven
of God's son given for free --
So that at Christmas,
man is almost what God sent him here to be.
Remember, if Christmas isn't found in your heart,
You won't find it under the tree.
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