"The real evidence for Jesus and Christianity is in how Jesus and the Christianity based on him manifest themselves in the lives of practicing Christians."
"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."Lionel Blue on Calvin Coolidge
"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."Lionel Blue on Roy L. Smith
"The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live."Lionel Blue on George Carlin
"Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store."Lionel Blue on Dr. Seuss
"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."Lionel Blue on Benjamin Franklin
"My mother enjoyed old age, and because of her I've begun to enjoy parts of it too. So far I've had it good and am crumbling nicely."
"To my surprise, my 70s are nicer than my 60s and my 60s than my 50s, and I wouldn't wish my teens and 20s on my enemies."
"I feel that the Christian experience and the Jewish one have much to give each other. If this open society continues and there is no return to political anti-Semitism, then this encounter, deeper than any theology, may happen."
"I didn't want to be on the losing side. I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear. I didn't want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering. I was sickened by our sad songs."
"Praying privately in churches, I began to discover that heaven was my true home and also that it was here and now, woven into this life."