When will there be peace? When we look at one another and say,
“You are different from me, and I respect those differences. There is beauty in them.
“You are the same as me, and I rejoice in our sameness. There is beauty in it.
“Let us embrace each other, brother, because there is more that binds us together than divides us. You are human and I am human: you are my brother and my sister, my mother and my father, my daughter and my son.
“Let us sing in unison; let us sing in harmony; let even our dissonances be part of a greater beauty in our human song.
“Let there be peace, and let there be more than peace, between us, for this baby is come on Christmas Day for you and for me, in all of our individuality, to weave all the disparate threads of our stories into the great story of humanity, to lead us in the way of peace.”