The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever. -Isaiah 32:17
Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus, of nonviolence, of love for the poor. Christians believe that people have fallen away from God and Jesus came to provide salvation. His birth, life, death and resurrection provide a way for us to connect personally with God.
“In a world facing the revolt of ragged and hungry masses of God’s children; in a world torn between the tensions of East and West, white and colored, individualists and collectivists; in a world whose cultural and spiritual power lags so far behind her technological capabilities that we live each day on the verge of nuclear co-annihilation; in this world, nonviolence is no longer an option of intellectual analysis, it is an imperative for action.”
(Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, The Trumpet of Conscience, 1967)