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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 no person will be subjected to another’s will
And then all will be rich and free and varied
And then the greed of some will give way to the needs of many
And then all will share equally in the Earth’s abundance
And then all will care for the sick and the weak and the old
And then all will nourish the young
And then all will cherish life’s creatures
And then all will live in harmony with each other and the Earth
And the everywhere will be called Eden once again.

– source unknown

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On the Second Day of Christmas

Yes! Celebrate!

Yes! Celebrate!

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!
You should ling the tinsel on the tree,
and open your house to your neighbor,
and call them to dance!
For it is you avove all others who know the joy of Advent
It is unto you that a Savior is born this day.
One who comes to lift your burden from your shoulders,
One who comes to wipe the tears from your eyes.
You are not alone,
for He is born this day to you.

– Ann Weems

On the First Day of Christmas

This Christmas Scene is at Rose Court, an affordable housing apartment building that is sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael. The residents there know how to celebrate Christmas together!

This Christmas Scene is at Rose Court, an affordable housing apartment building that is sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael.
The residents there know how to celebrate Christmas together!

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 jealousy and of national hatred, the light shall shine and drive it out. “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them light shined.”

– Source unknown, except for the Scripture passage which is Matthew 4:16

On the Fifth Day of Christmas

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Long after the angels disappear into the heavens, the shepherds return to their flocks, the magi journey home and the great star sets, Jesus remains.

The Child in whom we rediscover God’s great love for humanity becomes the Adult Redeemer who challenges us to imitate his selflessness and compassion in order that we might transform our world in love.

May we allow the miracle of Christmas to continue long after the holiday trappings have been packed away;

May we welcome the adult Messiah and his challenging Gospel to recreate our lives, making the peace, justice and hope of this holy season a reality in every season of the new year.

-Source Unknown