Today's Beautiful Gem: `God's Christmas Tree' by Eve Lynn.

"We are all a part of the selfsame tree--
The bark and the limbs are all akin,
And the leaves are expressive of something within.
The roots deep down from the good brown earth
Give forth their little or their great worth.

"Blood of one red blood are we,
Like the sap that flows from the selfsame tree,
From the fountain of life, superb and free;
All men are a branch of the Mother Tree,
Who loves and nurtures humanity."

Om s'aantih: Peace! - J. K. Mohana Rao