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Inspirational Christmas quotes remind us of the true spirit of Christmas

Inspirational Christmas quotes remind us of the true spirit of Christmas

As we gather this Christmas with friends and family, let us not forget those who are alone in this world. May this Christmas bring joy to others by our acts of kindness. May the following inspirational Christmas quotations remind us of the true meaning of Christmas.

Baptist pastor John R. Rice once said, “You can never truly enjoy Christmas until you can look up into the (heavenly) Father’s face and tell him you have received his Christmas gift.”

Pastor Max Lucado wrote, “Off to one side sits a group of shepherds. They sit silently on the floor, perhaps perplexed, perhaps in awe, no doubt in amazement. Their night watch had been interrupted by an explosion of light from heaven and a symphony of angels. God goes to those who have time to hear him – and so on this cloudless night he went to simple shepherds.”

Rev. Roy L. Smith stated, “Those who do not have Christmas in their heart will never find it under a tree.”

Novelist Taylor Caldwell wrote: “I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. That is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind is coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses.”

Actress Ann Schultz said, “Let us keep Christmas beautiful without a thought of greed, that it might live forevermore to fill our every need, that it shall not be just a day, but last a lifetime through, the miracle of Christmas time that brings God close to you.”

Activist Helen Keller stated, “The only blind people at Christmas are those who don’t have Christmas in their hearts.”

Mother Teresa declared, “It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you. Yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother or sister and offer them your hand.”

Rev. Richard J. Fairchild wrote: “May the hope, the peace, the joy, and the love represented by the birth in Bethlehem fill our lives and become part of all that we say and do.”

President Carter’s sister, Ruth Carter Stapleton once stated, “Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.”

Comedian Bob Hope said, “My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?”

Columnist George Matthew Adams wrote, “Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide-open heart that thinks of others first. The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world the healing medicine of love that has transformed all manners of hearts for two thousand years … Underneath all the bulging bundles is this beating Christmas heart.”

Author David Jeremiah reminds us, “All the Christmas presents in the world are worth nothing without the presence of Christ.”

U.S. Representative W. C. Jones said, “The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others’ burdens, easing others’ loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas.”

Author Ann Garnett Schultz reminds us, “Let us keep Christmas beautiful without a thought of greed.”

Author Agnes M. Pahro wrote, “What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future.”

Writer Helen Steiner Rice wrote, “Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day.”

Writer Corrie Ten Boom reminds us, “Who can add to Christmas? The perfect motive is that God so loved the world. The perfect gift is that he gave his only Son. The only requirement is to believe in him. The reward of faith is that you shall have everlasting life.”