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In December 1903, after a series of failed attempts, the Wright brothers were finally successful in getting their "flying machine" off the ground. Thrilled by the feat, they sent this telegraph to their sister: "We have actually flown 120 feet. We'll be home for Christmas."

Katherine hurried to the editor of the local newspaper and showed him the telegram. He read it and said, "How nice. So the boys will be coming home for Christmas."

His blindness caused him to miss the big story which he could have told to the world: Man has flown!

HAVE WE MISSED THE REAL ISSUE ABOUT CHRISTMAS? The big story about the holiday season? It's not about giving and receiving gifts. It's not about eating. It's not about having a good time.

From Steve Shepherd's Sermon "Tis the Season to Live and Give"

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