Category: Christmas

On the Fifth Day of Christmas

What i When the song of the angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and princes are home, When the shepherds are back with their flock, The work of Christmas begins: To find the lost, To heal… Continue Reading “On the Fifth Day of Christmas”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy (on the 4th Day of Christmas)

On the Fourth Day of Christmas Christmas is a celebration of Joy/Emmanuel/God with Us. Joy living among us. And so, as on all the days of Christmas, we celebrate the Coming of Joy into our lives. Henceforth humanity has the right to know that… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy (on the 4th Day of Christmas)”

On the Third Day of Christmas

A Christmas Wish And then all that has divided us will merge And then compassion will be wedded to power And then softness will come to a world that is harsh and unkind And then both men and women will be gentle And then… Continue Reading “On the Third Day of Christmas”

On the Second Day of Christmas

Not Celebrate? Not celebrate?Your burden is too great to bear? Your loneliness is intensified during this Christmas season? Your tears have no end? Not celebrate? You should lead the celebration! You should run through the streets to ring the bells and sing the loudest!… Continue Reading “On the Second Day of Christmas”

On the First Day of Christmas

The Christmas Star in the night sky, the shining of the Christmas light in the night – all this is the sign that light breaks into darkness. Though we see about us the darkness of unrest, of family discord, of class struggle, of competitive… Continue Reading “On the First Day of Christmas”

Merry Christmas!

From our table to yours, have a Happy and Blest Christmas.

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas – An Epiphany

The twelve days of Christmas come to an end on January 6, and the season of [Ordinary Time] begins. But Epiphany not only ends Christmas, it also fulfills it by celebrating the revelation of the Christ to the whole world. The coming of Incarnate… Continue Reading “On the Twelfth Day of Christmas – An Epiphany”

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas . . .

When the song of the angels is stilled, when the star in the sky is gone, when the kings and princes are home, when the shepherds are back with the flocks, then the work of Christmas begins: to find the lost, to heal those… Continue Reading “On the Eleventh Day of Christmas . . .”

On the Tenth Day of Christmas

As Epiphany approaches, I offer this prayer: May this holy season be for each of us A time of moving beyond what is “reasonable” And toward the star of wonder; Moving beyond grasping tight to what we have To unclenching our hands and letting… Continue Reading “On the Tenth Day of Christmas”

On the Ninth Day of Christmas

A new time stands on my doorstep ready to enter my life’s journey. Something in me welcomes this visitor: the hope of bountiful blessings the joy of a new beginning the freshness of unclaimed surprises. Something in me rebuffs this visitor: the swiftness of… Continue Reading “On the Ninth Day of Christmas”