Let us remember the reason for Christmas.
Let us remember who gave us this day.

Let us remember the things that he taught us,
Of love and forgiveness, and how we should pray.

Let us believe in his way of living,
For he is "the way the truth and the life".

Let us receive the joy found in giving,
For peace and goodwill can overcome strife.

So put aside thoughts of envy and greed.
Let faith, hope and love overcome fear.

Do not be anxious, for he knows your need,
Not just at Christmas, but all through the year.

Derek Hartopp.