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Favorite Covering Connecticut Vol. No. 36 16 Pages HARTFORD, CONN. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1946 PRICE 10c L :.l.,.,. ,u 1 . ! i WILL WE HAVE A STRONG F.E.P.C. Story, Page 3 ENGLAND'S . WAR BABIES Story, Page . 2 NAACP URGES SCHWELLENBACH TO EMPLOY COLORED VETS See Page 10. PRES. TRUMAN'S CIVIL RIGHTS COMMITTEE See Page 10 IN THIS ISSUE Page Local News 2 State and National , News 3 New Haven Features ... 4 Inquiring Photographer . 3 Waterbury, Bristol, New - Britain, Middletown News 5 "Women's Page 6 Teen Agers 7 Ansonia News . 8 Fashions 9 Editorial 10 Features . 11 The thing that fascinates us most about Christmas is the appear ance of the Almighty God as a helpless baby, the sight of tiny hands, which we remind ourselves, hung up the moon and rolled the earth into space. And now He's made Himself so helpless, out of lAre for us. He wasn't really born with a shock of flaxen hair as our Christmas cards represent Him. He was born just like any other son of man, tiny and absolutely dependent on the love of His mother. He would be hungry if she did not feed Him; He would not be clean, did she not wash Him. Now He is close to everyone. He waits in His crib for our adoration. He has not yet assumed the dignity of manhood, nor the majesty of His glorified body; for some how after the resurrection, His words to Mary Magdalen "Don't touch Me" rather put us in awe of Him. He could annihilate us with a glance if He would. Our prayers at Easter are addressed in adoration; but at Christmas we want to wrap the Infant Jesus in prayers of love and pity. We want to take Him in our arms, and let His poor little body draw from the abundance of our own warmth and vitality. But just think of Mary's joy. This Baby is God. Think of how you would feel if you could have God in your arms, sitting at your table, or asleep in- the next room. Mary realized the dignity of her Son. She had been visited by an arch-angel; St. Joseph's dream had reassured her knowledge, and St. Elizabeth's greeting had confirmed it. She knew that she was the Mother of God yet she did not become vain, nor did she try to use her Son's power for her own ends. So let's savor the spirit of Christmas to the full. We can build a crib in our souls which need never be torn down. .We can hug our Lord to ourselves and hold Him fast so fast that, by His grace, we need never lose Him from our arms.