The Word Among Us

Advent 2005 Issue

The Gift 
of Peace

The Perfect Choice for Everyone on Your Christmas List

By: Louise Perrotta

This is the season when a familiar question begins echoing in homes throughout the land: "What do you want for Christmas?" We've all heard answers ranging from reasonable (a CD, a toy truck, a sweater) to poignant (a job, good health, friends) to outrageous (a sports car, a five-thousand-dollar pinball machine from The Sharper Image catalogue).

Compared to the actual promise of Christmas, though, even the most ambitious wish lists fall short. God invites us and our families to set...

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