I was reminded this morning that on Christmas Eve in 1968, the Apollo 8 spacecraft with astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and William Anders entered orbit around the moon.  They were the first humans to orbit a celestial body other than Earth.  They were asked to send a Christmas Eve broadcast to Earth and advised that they would have the largest audience ever to listen to a human voice.  Their only instruction was to ‘do something appropriate.’  The three astronauts took turns reading from the Book of Genesis…

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.”

Merry Christmas

Mitakuye Oyasin

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