The Bruderhof web site contains a collection of 20 inspirational Christmas stories.

Bruderhof collection of Christmas stories

The site is also rich in other inspirational sections.

The Bruderhof is a network of faith-based communities that began in Europe in the aftermath of World War I and now has branches in New York, Pennsylvania, England, Germany, and Australia.

From their website…. “In a world of loneliness and discord, countless people long for community, and our life together is an expression of that longing. Our goal is to overcome the isolation and fragmentation that mark our time by fighting their root cause—selfishness—in ourselves.

Working and eating communally, sharing houses and cars, raising our children together, and helping each other in the care of disabled and aged loved ones, we seek to live an organic life that addresses the needs of every individual yet still serves a greater common good.

We come from a wide spectrum of backgrounds—large cities and family farms, various religious (and non-religious) traditions, the working class and the Ivy League, and more than a dozen different nationalities. But we have a common basis: the teachings of Jesus and, even more important, the example of his life.

“We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not yet learned the simple art of living together as brothers.” Martin Luther King

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