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Last Christmas - This Christmas
 
 
 
Last Christmas we were thinking about all the
things we didn't have;
this Christmas we are thinking
about all the things we do have.
 
 
Last Christmas we were placing wreaths 
on the doors of our homes; 
this Christmas we are placing wreaths 
on the graves of our heros.
 
 
Last Christmas we were letting
our sons play with toy guns; 
this Christmas we are teaching them
that guns are not toys.
 
 
Last Christmas we were counting our money; 
this Christmas we are counting our blessings.
 
 
Last Christmas we were
lighting candles to decorate; 
this Christmas we are 
lighting candles to commemorate.
 
 
Last Christmas we paid lip service 
to the real meaning of the holidays;
this Christmas we are paying homage to it!
 
 
Last Christmas we were digging
deep into our bank accounts
to find money to fly home for the holidays;
this Christmas we are digging deep into our
souls to find the courage to do so.
 
 
Last Christmas we were trying not to let
annoying relatives get the best of us;
this Christmas we are trying to give the best
of ourselves to them.
 
 
Last Christmas we thought it was enough to
celebrate the holidays; 
this Christmas we know we must
also find ways to consecrate them.
 
 
Last Christmas we thought a man who could rush
down a football field was a hero; 
this Christmas we know a man who rushes into a burning building is the real one.
 
 
Last Christmas we were thinking
about the madness of the holidays; 
this Christmas we are thinking 
about the meaning of them.
 
 
Last Christmas we were 
getting on one another's nerves; 
this Christmas we are getting on our knees.
 
 
Last Christmas we were giving 
thanks for gifts from stores; 
this Christmas we are giving 
thanks for gifts from GOD.
 
 
Last Christmas we were wondering how to give our
children all the things that money can buy;
this Christmas we are wondering how to give them all the things money can't (peace, security).
 
 
Last Christmas we were thinking about all the
pressure we were under at the office; 
this Christmas we are thinking about all the people who no longer have an office to go to.
 
 
Last Christmas we were singing carols;
this Christmas we are singing Anthems.
 
 
Last Christmas we were thinking 
how good it would feel to be affluent;
this Christmas we are thinking
how good it feels to be alive.
 
 
Last Christmas we thought
angels were in heaven;
this Christmas we know
they are right here on earth.
 
 
Last Christmas we were contemplating all the changes we wanted to make in the new year; 
this Christmas we are contemplating all the 
changes we will have to make in this new reality.
 
 
Last Christmas we believed in 
the power of the pocketbook; 
this Christmas we believe in 
the power of prayer.
 
 
Last Christmas we were sharing/
spreading/listening to gossip; 
this Christmas we are sharing/
spreading/listening to the Gospel.
 
 
Last Christmas we were complaining about how
much of our earnings went to taxes; 
this Christmas we comprehend that
freedom isn't free.
 
 
Last Christmas we valued things 
that were costly; 
this Christmas we value things
that are holy.
 
 
Last Christmas the people
we idolized wore sports uniforms; 
this Christmas the people we idolize
wear police, firefighter and military uniforms.
 
 
Last Christmas peace on earth 
was something we prayed for 
on Sunday morning; 
now it's something we
pray for every day!
 
 
Author Unknown But To God