Today we celebrate the coming of Christ. Since many are fond are quoting sentimental things from the Bible, I will need to do the opposite. Jesus said:
"Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person's enemies will be those of his own household. Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it." - Matthew 10:34-39
And so Christ promises peace between his followers and God, in exchange with conflict with the world, reaching even into family relations. I find this to be more reflecting of the times than the sentimental versions. And yet it is the peace with God that is the most precious.