In the beginning

was the Word. And the Word was with God. And the Word was God. In Him all things were made. Without him, nothing that has been made was made. … And the Word came and lived among us for a while.

And my life, at least, was changed.

But on a national scale millions of lives were changed. And on a global scale billions of lives were changed.

Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted. Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called sons of God.