So, what are you waiting for? Christmas?

Christmas probably wasn’t the only day that truces were recorded during World War I.


Those cease-fires were not as unlikely as one might think. The opposing trenches were within earshot and so officers mutually arranged periods where dead bodies could be recovered. That is a truce.

Because they regularly conversed across trenches, it was not a stretch to say “Let’s break for Christmas.”

The key was distance. Perhaps it wouldn’t have happened if the front lines were miles apart.


Spiritually speaking, the same goes with our internal and interpersonal battles. If the issue is one that is between us and God, it is more likely to be resolved if we are within close proximity to Him.

If the battle is between us and another person or persons, the same applies. Keeping in touch by phone or text or email or smoke signals will at the very least maintain dialogue.

So, what are you waiting for? Christmas?

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