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“[In 1914 on Christmas eve during World War I, there was a unique] truce when, for a few hours, enemies behaved like brothers…The war was only five months old and already over 800,000 men had been wounded or lost their lives. Every soldier wondered whether Christmas Day would bring another round of fighting and killing, but something happened: British soldiers raised Merry Christmas signs, and soon carols were heard from German and British trenches alike. Christmas dawned with unarmed soldiers leaving their trenches…from both sides [to meet] in the middle of no-man’s-land for songs and conversation. Exchanging small gifts—mostly sweets and cigars—they passed Christmas Day peacefully along miles of the front. My friend, with God every day is Christmas.”

Adapted from Herrick, Greg. “Our Relationship with God: Experiencing the Future Now.” 2005.

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