Houston, we have a Christmas...
On December 21, 1968, Apollo 8 left Earth for a six-day mission around the Moon. Three NASA astronauts spent Christmas off-planet away from home and away from their loved ones. Colonel Frank Borman, Commander of the mission, did not spend the time away from God when he sent the following prayer to all of mankind back on Earth on Christmas Eve...
Give us, O God, the vision which can see
Your love in the world in spite of human failure.
Give us, O God, the faith to trust Your goodness
in spite of our ignorance and weakness.
Give us, O God, the knowledge that we may continue
to pray with understanding hearts.
And show us that which each one of us can do to set forward
the coming of the day of universal peace.
Apollo 8 was also the mission that took the first photo ever of the Earth rising over the Moon...
May the day of universal peace rise over you and your loved ones this Christmas!
This Monday Minute is from Deacon Andy Neu, currently listening to "Peace on Earth" performed by David Bowie and Bing Crosby. Listen in at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADbJLo4x-tk