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Christmas Clergy Message: The Real Joy

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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2012 5:00 pm

Do you remember the joy and excitement the Christmas season brought when you were a child?  The blinking lights, the tinsel, hot chocolate, the sweet smell of a fresh cut pine tree, and the packages, of course.  It was a time of wonder and mystery.  It seemed that for those few weeks heaven had come to earth.

Do you also remember the time that Christmas ceased to be special; a time when you began to believe that Christmas meant nothing more than exploitation and commercialism; that there is no “peace on earth” and the only “goodwill” is a store on the edge of town?

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