Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Christmas Holiday Gives Peaceful Pause.(Editorial Page)


The Christian world stops in reverence this day to mark the birth of Jesus. It is a high holy day of the Christian calendar, but one that has become a mix of things spiritual with things material in today's United States.

To children, the magical mystery of the day may lie more in anticipation of what might be contained in those brightly-colored packages under the tree, than in contemplation of the religious significance of the birth being commemorated. Even adults may be distracted from things spiritual by anticipation of the heavily laden Christmas feast table ahead.

But, who can contemplate Christmas present without overflowing the memory with thoughts of Christmas past back to earliest memories of childhood. …

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