Peace on earth, goodwill to men

Christmas lights.2014-1889-9489The fall semester has swiftly drawn to a close, and our beautifully lit and decorated campus is now quiet. University offices will be closed from the 24th through the first of January.

The closing words of the familiar carol “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day,” based on the 1863 poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, offer hope and comfort in a country torn by civil war, much the same as they still do in this often crazy world we live in today.

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, goodwill to men.”

These beautiful words offer a reminder of who is in charge and what is truly important — not just at this special season but throughout the year.

The staff of Harding magazine sends you its wishes for a very Merry Christmas. May we all be promoters of peace and goodwill in the coming year.

Tom Buterbaugh, editor/designer

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