Old Christmas will bring you back to the Solemn and non-consumerist Christmas of the old as our fathers knew it. Of all the old festivals, Christmas awakens the strongest and most heartfelt associations. There is a tone of solemn and sacred feeling that blends with our conviviality, and lifts the spirit to a state of hallowed and elevated enjoyment. The services of the church about this season are extremely tender and inspiring. They dwell on the beautiful story of the origin of our faith, and the pastoral scenes that accompanied its announcement.
Suppose you get robbed as you walk down the street, trying to get to your house. Suddenly out of nowhere, a person runs right to you, knocks you over and makes off with your wallet or purse and before you really register in your brain what has happened, they are gone. Now what do you do? It is like a bad movie scene and it seems as if this type of crime will get worse and worse.
Most US residents worry about leaving their home unprotected while they work or travel. And if they live in “bad” neighborhoods where crime is frequent, they may even have trouble sleeping. Unfortunately, living in fear isn’t that unusual today.