How to enjoy peace this Christmas
The following is an excerpt from Rico Tice's latest tract 'So this is Christmas', available from The Good Book Company
There are two great things about being a pastor at Christmastime. The first is that you get lots of presents, including some hilarious ones. One year, someone gave me a bright pink jumper. Another, someone gave me a dog bowl. (I don’t have a dog.)
The second is that you get to choose what you talk about at carol services and no one can stop you. So last year, I picked a Bible verse that sounds as if it has nothing to do with Christmas. I chose it because I think that in fact it has everything to do with Christmas. It’s this:
“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” (Colossians 3:13)
If you want to experience peace this Christmas... if there’s a wall between you and someone else and you would love it to come down... you need to grasp this verse.
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