"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!"—Luke 2:14
Make this your pledge to Me this Christmas: to give goodwill, cheer, and My love to as many as you can. Then you will be bringing peace to earth by giving them My goodwill, which is love. —Jesus
I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play
And mild and sweet the words repeat,
Of peace on earth, good will to men.
And in despair I bow'd my head:
"There is no peace on earth," I said,
"For hate is strong, and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men."
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With peace on earth, good will to men."
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)