CHRISTMAS 2006

This is my eleventh original Christmas poem and eighth pen & ink or pencil drawing
for my annual Christmas cards. I hope you enjoy my 2006 Christmas card.




Christmas 2006




No evil can overcome the love of Christ
This card created to the Glory of God, for Christmas 2006.

CHRISTMAS LOVE FOR ALL THE WORLD

A man of peace came long ago.
Teaching love for all to follow.
This man was God, who became flesh.
A divine relationship, made fresh.

Today a movement is afoot,
for Christ in Christmas, to uproot.
Pressures are brought to do away,
with Christmas as a holy day.

The birth of Christ was the reason
to celebrate the Christmas season.
The Messiah, prophesied of old,
then Christ's birth, His miracles unfold.

In the "holiday season" we are told,
no public Christian symbols, to behold.
"It might offend one" folks now say,
"Christians you cannot have your way".

America, a religious nation,
respecting others of every station.
Holidays of others we should respect,
But Christmas for Christ we must protect.

The World should know this thing now,
Christmas will always remain, somehow.
For Christ lives in the hearts of folks,
Not in attacks or in their jokes.

No tyrants nor terrorists can stop love,
For we have guidance from God above.
As long as we have Christ in our heart
Christmas in our lives will not depart.



© 2006 TERRELL WILLIAM PROCTOR, J.D.
Poem was written 4 September 2006 (Labor Day)
Pen & ink sketch was done 10 December 2006.
Houston, Texas



      With this poem and drawing, I extend my thanks to my family and friends my wishes for a blessed Christmas and a happy, prosperous and spiritually rewarding 2007.

      I also extend my thanks and appreciation to my fellow attorneys, whether worthy adversaries or simply acquaintances; to the patient Judges who spend so much time and energy administering justice fairly and impartially in our Courts, along with their dedicated staffs of clerks, coordinators, court reporters, bailiffs, staff attorneys and other staff; to my many rockhound friends, with whom I learn a great deal about this old World of ours by digging in the Earth; to my friends in Church who have for years shown their generosity and dedication to serving Christ; to my friends in politics, in both parties and outside a party, who labor to carry on our wonderful democracy in the greatest land on Earth; and especially to those in our Military and who protect us as police and fire personnel, from harm while putting themselves in danger and possible death to do so; to my email friends who provide me with wonderful things on the internet and friendships I treasure. I guess I better stop or my brief letter won't come close to being brief.

Terrell William ‘Terry' Proctor, J.D.



Please consider these things:

"We should render a service to a friend to bind him closer to us, and to an enemy in order to make a friend of him". Cleobulus (6th Century B.C. as paraphrased by Diogenes Laetius {A.D. 3rd century})

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have one for one another". Jesus' words from John 13:34-35

"I doubt if there is in the world a single problem, whether social, political, or economic, which would not find ready solution if men and nations would rule their lives according to the plain teaching of the Sermon on the Mount". Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945--U.S. President-March 4, 1933-April 12, 1945)


A couple of times a year Christians recognize Christ, at his birth and at his death. Some actually go to Church and worship Him. Other folks enjoy these holidays (but they have changed the name of the Christian holidays to "Spring Break" and "the Holiday Season"). Most folks feel it is fine for Christians to have these holidays, as long as they let the rest of the public enjoy these holidays as secular events and as long as Christians don't try to put up any symbols of their faith in public. A few times during the year, we feed the poor and homeless, like Thanksgiving and Christmas, but the rest of the year, we don't think too much about that. We hate having the homeless bother us asking for money, sleeping under our bridges and we know they are all just a bunch of losers who drink, fight and are probably mentally disturbed. However, Christ told us that we would have the poor with us always and to love one another. He told us not to judge one another, lest we be judged. He told us to help the poor and as we did for the least of these, so it would be done to us. Let us remember. Terry Proctor, J.D. (10 December 2006)