How Do You Say Merry Christmas?

regan_cigsJPG“Christmas can be celebrated in the school room with pine trees, tinsel and reindeers, but there must be no mention of the man whose birthday is being celebrated. One wonders how a teacher would answer if a student asked why it was called Christmas.” – Ronald Reagan

“How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few, his precepts! O! ’tis easier to keep holidays than Commandments.” – Benjamin Franklin

“God’s gifts put man’s best dreams to shame.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

the.simpsons.s20e08“Christmas is a time when people of all religions come together to worship Jesus Christ.” – Bart Simpson

“Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne and I myself have founded empires; but upon what do these creations of our genius depend? Upon force. Jesus alone founded His empire upon love; and to this very day millions would die for Him.” – Napoleon

“As a child I received instruction both in the Bible and in the Talmud. I am a Jew, but I am enthralled by the luminous figure of the Nazarene….No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life.” – Albert Einstein

“A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.” – Mahatma Gandhi