And from the great Irish mystic Lorna Byrne: "Christmas is a time to put aside any differences or irritations within our families and our community. Let us all try this Christmas to open our hearts even to those who we may have had rows with or not talked to for years. Sometimes families have fought over things which on reflection are quite trivial, families have fought over money, over things said or done. Sometimes after a marriage break up or a divorce people can end up quite isolated – even homeless. This is a time for opening your heart – and your door and welcoming people in... By making someone feel wanted this Christmas, by showing them some love you can give the gift of hope this Christmas – you can be a lifeline to someone by reaching out with a pure heart and expecting nothing in return."