Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of our readers. Consciously or unconsciously, we all seek happiness and avoid pain. The children of men on the "main-traveled roads" cannot choose their joys, cannot be merry and happy through wishing. The struggle for a mere livelihood casts a shadow that is ever present. No visitor to earth has had a clearer vision of this shadow than had the Prince of Peace. In his Sermon on the Mount He gives a message universal in its application, a message that touches the human heart under all varying conditions of life. Let the reader of this greeting pause long enough to re-read sympathetically and lovingly this world regenerating message. Having done this, please take time to make a list of your soul riches. You can't undo the past. Today is yours. Few of us, working along, can discover our best possibilities. Man is a social creature. Personal contact with one's fellow workers makes for progress, makes for joy and happiness.