I came across this in A Celtic Christmas: Celebrating the Sacred in All Creation by Mary Earle
In every Welsh nativity scene,
a washerwoman accompanies
Mary, Joseph and Jesus at the manger.
For the Welsh tradition, if Jesus isnít born daily into the common household, then thereís really no point of celebrating
the birth at Bethlehem.
Compassion is the sometimes fatal capacity for feeling what it is like inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.
- Frederick Buechner
If society prospers at the expense of the intangibles,
how can it be called progress?