One of my favorite Sunday school Christmas songs has such a powerful message, one especially apt for today’s current climate of hostility and easy offense. Perhaps if we all kept this little ditty in the forefront of our minds, we might have a truly peaceful and joyous Christmas.
If you begin to worry or stress this month, call this song to mind and fill your heart with gratitude and love.
18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear1 John 4:18 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Christmas is a time to love (chorus)
We often start to worry
And people get upset
If things don’t go alright on Christmas day.
What we should remember
In all the push and shove
Is Christmas is a time to love.
Maybe things don’t sound right
Or look the way they should
And maybe they’re not perfectly in tune.
It really doesn’t matter
Lets keep our eyes above
Cos’ Christmas is a time to love.
Christmas is a time to love.