The joy of Christmas prevails over hardships

Roots of Faith

 In Jerry Herman’s musical “Mame,” the title character sings to her family and household staff, “Put up the tree before my spirit falls again . . . We need a little Christmas now.” Mame Dennis has just lost her wealth in the stock market crash, yet she strives to stay happy even in the face of poverty.
The calamities of the past month threaten to dampen our holiday celebrations. We need a little Christmas now.
The gospel of Luke is full of joy. The gospel opens with an angel telling Zechari...

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