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A Nordic Yule Blessing

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A Nordic Yule Blessing

The Norse pagans had a tradition of calling a truce beneath mistletoe.

Image © Christopher Furlong/Getty Images 2005

Yule is a time to set aside animosity between yourself and people who would normally antagonize you. The Norsemen had a tradition that enemies who met under a bough of mistletoe were obligated to lay down their arms. Set aside your differences, and think about that as you ponder this devotional.

Beneath the tree of light and life,
a blessing at this season of Jul!
To all that sit at my hearth,
today we are brothers, we are family,
and I drink to your health!
Today is a day to offer hospitality
to all that cross my threshold
in the name of the season.

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