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Quotes of the Day for 25 December 2002 – Christmas

The baby Jesus was born at Bethlehem. For today, ignore the fact that this was sometime between 6 and 4 BC, and was probably in the early spring; He won't mind if we get the date wrong. He would mind if I failed to wish you Peace and many blessings in the year ahead. From Whidbey to Wherever, Merry Christmas!

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The quotes:

Many merry Christmases, friendships, great accumulation of cheerful recollections, affection on earth, and Heaven at last for all of us.
     - Charles Dickens

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
     - John Calvin Coolidge

Christmas in Bethlehem. The ancient dream: a cold, clear night made brilliant by a glorious star, the smell of incense, shepherds and wise men falling to their knees in adoration of the sweet baby, the incarnation of perfect love.
     - Lucinda Franks

Love came down at Christmas;
Love all lovely, love divine;
Love was born at Christmas,
Stars and angels gave the sign.
     - Christina Georgina Rossetti

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