Sunday, December 24, 2006

FDR's meaning of Christmas

From Jon Meacham in today's WaPo,
Sixty-five Christmas Eves ago, on the South Portico in 1941, with Churchill at his side, FDR declared: "Our strongest weapon in this war is that conviction of the dignity and brotherhood of man which Christmas Day signifies . . . Against enemies who preach the principles of hate and practice them, we set our faith in human love and in God's care for us and all men everywhere."

For a nation at war, whatever our politics or our religion, it remains an ageless message.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good Post. Merry Christmas, Bill.

Levois said...

Well I came late to this. I will just say that this is definitely in contrast to the consumerism of Christmas these days.

Happy holidays and happy new year!!!

Bill Baar said...

You too Levois!