John Bradshaw - Christmas Every Day
At Christmas time people start talking about peace on earth and goodwill towards men. It's really emphasized at Christmas, and it makes me wonder: how society would look if we emphasized those things more often? What if it was Christmas every day in your heart, or home, or church, and you kept before you that idea of peace on earth, and kindness, and positive thoughts towards others?
Hebrews 12:14 says, "Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord". And notice the emphasis, he says something to be pursued. Meaning if you wanted to, you could react harshly or negatively when someone at work doesn't follow instructions, or someone at home does something ridiculous. Or you could intentionally choose to bless the atmosphere by pursuing peace.
Try it! The entire world's not likely to change, but your corner of the world could change in a very real way. I'm John Bradshaw, for it is written.