shepherd guarding lamb Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves. ~ Eric Sevareid, CBS News journalist

Last weekend I came across a book in my dusty old archives, a book that had touched me deeply in my youth. And one I hadn’t read in over 25 years. It was “The Shepherd” by Frederick Forsyth.

So I read it again, twice in fact. And again, I was totally enchanted and absorbed by the author’s spell-binding talent for story-telling.Read more