The people featured in this article rose above hate and prejudice and made statements worth remembering.
1. These soldiers were supposed to kill each other. Instead they celebrated Christmas together.
On a battlefield in Belgium, British and German soldiers decided to put down their weapons and celebrate Christmas together during World War I in 1914. It became known as the “Christmas Truce,” where the men exchanged food, gifts and stories, sang carols, and even played a soccer game right there in between the trenches. Importantly , it gave both sides an opportunity to bury the friends who had died on the battlefield.
Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love?’ These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will be many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.