Silent Night

Submitted by ub on Wed, 12/13/2017 - 12:22

There are a countless number of fascinating stories about of our best-known and loved songs. This is the one we selected, which is appropriate during these turbulent times and for the holy season, which is now upon us.

And suddenly there appeared with the angel a great multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests!” When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”

Once upon a time, begins an ancient story of the real silent night. This historical gem is said to have begun in Oberndorf, a village near Salzburg, back in the year 1818 on Christmas Eve. Joseph Mohr, a Catholic curate was preparing Christmas services, so he tried to play the church organ, but it wasn’t working because mice chewed through the bellows.

Mohr then went out to visit members of the community, including one family with a sick baby. Mohr was apparently awed by the peace that lay over the scene. It reminded him of the need for music for the service, so he recalled a poem he previously wrote, which he then took to a schoolteacher and organist from a neighboring village named Franz Gruber, who composed “Silent Night” and performed it for the first time that night in Oberndorf, but playing guitar instead of the organ.

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Decent people rely on smiles and silence. Smiles can solve problems and silence avoids them. As we select the best paths for our lives to make it better and sweeter, we may fail to achieve all our dreams, but changing paths and not our goals is the best method because trees change their leaves but never their roots.

We will never reach our destination if we stop and throw stones. Therefore, we are making our resolve to live a quiet life, to mind our own business, to get closer to each other and to our family and friends.
We seek to live a kinder, gentler life and enjoy the earth’s positive energy.

As we approach Christmas day, we pray for our families’ health, continued unity, happiness, and prosperity.
Lord, thanks for the true gift of Christmas. Over time and distance, our family brings us the fullness during the seasons. Here’s wishing our 6.7 billion family members living on earth, Merry Christmas and happy news year!