“And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus...”
Every time I hear those words, it gives me reason to pause. I start thinking about how one life changed the world. I think about pageants and nativity scenes. I think about Christmas Eve services and how all the hustle and bustle comes to a halt, and we are blessed for a brief time with a stillness I really enjoy.
What is it about those words? After all, the rest of that sentence deals with paying taxes - and that usually doesn't do anything to instill calmness.
But the rest of the story is what really makes it special. For it was from those humble beginnings, over 2,000 years ago, Christianity was born. And for me, those words fill me with hope and joy. Because I know every time I hear them, I am about to hear the wonderful beginnings of the greatest story ever told.
That's why this holiday means so much to so many - Merry Christmas.
That's my turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment, or anything else, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Emailed comments from viewers:
I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your "Your Turn" segment today. I think that was the first time I have heard anyone at WECT say MERRY CHRISTMAS. Thank you and God bless.
Talking about your personal religious beliefs on the news please.
Tonight's commentary was very nice. Ron and I enjoyed it. Have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!
Merry Christmas to you, too! Thank you for what you spoke about tonight.
Love your My Turn segments!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!
I DON'T KNOW YOUR NAME BUT I LOVE TO HEAR YOUR COMMENTS. I RESPECT YOUR OPINIONS AND INTELLEGENCE YOU ARE ONE OF THE VERY FEW PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY THAT HAS GOOD COMMON SENSE AND CAN SEE PAST YOUR NOSE .SO MANY PEOPLE HERE IN OUR WORLD CAN'T POUR WATER OUT OF A BOOT IF THE DIRECTIONS WEREN,T WROTE ON THE HEEL. OUR COUNTRY IS IN BAD TROUBLE WHEN IT COMES TO BRAINS OR COMMON SENSE. I HOPE YOU CONTINUE YOUR SEGMENT ON TV IF MORE PEOPLE HAD YOUR INSIGHT THIS COUNTRY WOULD BE A LOT BETTER OFF.THANKS , FROM ONE GOOD COMMON SENSE PERSON TO ANOTHER. I APPRECIATE YOU AND YOUR GOOD WORK THANKS AGAIN.
Loved your message today, Glad tidings of Great Joy...... The Greatest Story Ever Told!!!