This Christmas season is already carrying dark marks of distress. From rumored wars to the Pope’s comments about Christmas being a charade to protesters taking down Christmas trees it seems there’s an edge to this season we have not seen in a very, very long time.
Perhaps one of the lost messages of Christmas was the declaration made to the shepherds: Peace, on earth and to all men, goodwill.
It seems a simple enough message. Yet it continues to elude us. That’s maybe in some small part what Stevie Wonder reminds us of in this new duet with Andra Day of a Stevie Wonder classic from 1967 — more important than ever: