In 1984 , a group of recording artists formed Band Aid to help raise funds to fight famine in Ethiopia. They released a single called “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”. The effort was benevolent and the song was simply amazing. It shot to the No. 1 spot in U.K. and also became a hit in many other countries. So powerful was the song that it was re-recorded and released in 1989 and 2004, and again it went to the top of the charts.
Songwriting is truly an art form . It can also be a spiritual exercise. When good melody is partnered with meaningful lyrics, songs will resonate at a higher frequency of energy. The following first few lines of the 27-year old song still hold fond memories and a great message for humanity:-
“It’s Christmas time,
there’s no need to be afraid.
At Christmas time,
we let in light and we banish shade.
And in our world of plenty,
we can spread a smile of joy!
Throw your arms around the world,
At Christmas time!”
So let us make room in our hearts,
And say a joint prayer … to those who are less fortunate than us.
To help lift the darkness outside our window.
In a hope that the greatest gift they will get this year..
Is Life … filled with Love and Compassion.
[Note: Here’s wishing everyone (regardless of faith) including those following this blog a Merry Xmas! Blessings to All! ]