There was the persecution of men who dared think differently, who heard strange voices or read strange manuscripts. There was enslavement of men whose tribes came not from Rome, disdain for those who did not have the familiar visage. And most of all, there was everywhere a contempt for human life. What, to the strong, was one man more or less in a crowded world?
Then, of a sudden, there was a light in the world, and a man from Galilee saying, Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's and unto God the things that are God's.
Far be it from us to politicize this holy day but the lead op-ed piece from the Wall St. Journal which has appeared there every Christmas Day since 1949 is a great reminder of the folly of putting your faith or trust for the betterment of life in any man or government.