I read an article the other day that mentions domestic violence incidents increase between Christmas and New Year's Day. Last year the Chicago Tribune reported that 61 people were shot over the Christmas holiday weekend and 11 of them died. It would seem that in our country, at least, we forgot the memo that Christmas is all about Peace on Earth and Goodwill towards men.
Yet, one of the things we find as we unwrap Christmas is that Christmas is a gift of peace. Not just between man and God, but truly between one another as well. This week, we'll unwrap one more aspect of Christmas by looking at "The Gift of Peace".