I came upon God's Little Christmas Book while looking for all our Advent stuff. You'll like this page:
Saint Francis begged his listeners to put anger and hatred and envy out of their hearts and think only thoughts of peace and goodwill.
All listened eagerly while Brother Francis spoke, but the moment he finished, the great crowd broke into singing. Never before had such glorious hymns nor such glorious shouting been heard in the town of Greccio.
Only the mothers with babes in their arms and the shepherds in their woolly coats looked on silently and thought: "We are in Bethlehem."
(these are Gumbo Lily's sheep!)
Oh, I love sheep and I am SO happy I am a sheep, cared for by the Good Shepherd.
I like thinking about the mothers holding babies and the shepherds in their woolly coats. They were the quiet ones. I want a quiet heart and a quiet mouth today. Do you?