After Christmas

Peace on earth will come to stay when we live Christmas every day. (Helen Steiner Rice, late American poet)

It’s surprising—and often disappointing—how quickly the Christmas spirit disappears after the holiday is over. What happened to the peace on earth and good will to men that we heard at Christmas services and in songs? Rice is right. It won’t happen if we relegate the thought to one season of the year. Work hard to practice the spirit of peace every day.

When people’s lives please the Lord, even their enemies are at peace with them. (Proverbs 16:7)

Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone. (Romans 12:18)