2015 Holiday Blog!
It's a well-known story that has been retold for more than 2000 years. A couple, Mary and Joseph, travel from their home city to another city to pay taxes. Mary is with child and about to deliver as they arrive at their destination a city called Bethlehem. Joseph tries to secure lodging at an inn without success. With no lodging and Mary going into active labor, what is the couple to do? A stable is offered and the couple accepts. Mary gives birth to a son, Jesus, in the stable with the child swaddle and placed in manger from which the animals ate hay. We are told that with the birth, a true celestial event occurs – a choir of angels send out a special birth announcement singing ....Peace to all on earth. As we celebrate the Christmas story, let us live out the angels' tidings in our actions throughout the coming year.
Peace and good will to ALL Happy Holidays
Paz y buena voluntad a todos Felices Fiestas
Paix et bonne volonté à tous Joyeuses Fêtes
Amani na mapenzi mema kwa wote Sikukuu zenye furaha
والنوايا الحسنة للجميع أعياد سعيدة
Frieden und guten Willen auf alle Frohe Feiertage
Pace e buona volontà a tutti Buone Feste
שלום ורצון טוב בכל מועדים לשמחה