Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Poem: "Gifts" by Sigrid Undset

When we give each other Christmas 
gifts in His name, let us remember that He 
has given us the sun and the moon and the 
stars, and the earth with its forests and 
mountains and oceans – and all that lives 
and moves upon them. He has given us all 
green things and everything that blossoms 
and bears fruit – and all that we quarrel 
about and all that we have misused – and 
to save us from our own foolishness, from 
all our sins, He came down to earth and 
gave us Himself.

*Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, 1928.