Spirituality for Today – December 2014 – Volume 19, Issue 5

Thought for the Month

A Christmas Blessing

A photo of John Greenleaf WhittierJohn Greenleaf Whittier

A Christmas Blessing
During this Christmas season,
may you be blessed with
the spirit of the season,
which is peace,
The gladness of the season,
which is hope,
And the heart of the season,
which is love

Somehow, not only for Christmas
But all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others
Is the joy that comes back to you.
And the more you spend in blessing
The poor and lonely and sad,
The more of your heart's possessing
Returns to you glad.

John Greenleaf Whittier
1807 – 1892