Dec 24, 11
Read in December, 2011
I thoroughly enjoyed this book again. I read it once before but didn't remember it when I picked it up to read this season. The only reason I know I read it, is that I underlined and marked several passages.
I love the Christmas message in this little cozy mystery. So often, Christmas themed books don't actually discuss the birth of the Christ-child or the difference He has made for all of us. This book, author, doesn't hesitate to share the real meaning of Christmas.
Here are a few of the quotes I underlined:
"God bestowed upon us the gift of his only begotten Son, yet there are those here present today who would not bestow so much as a kind word upon a sick and starving stranger...As we celebrate the birth of our Lord, let us remember that in the eyes of God no man is poor, and no man is a stranger."
"See to it that no one who crosses your path is invisible."
"A decent world is built upon small acts of kindness."
These ideas aren't especially deep or profound, but they are simple reminders of how to live so that we honor our Savior's birth.