There is a Story afoot . . .



A story has attacked me . . . not sure where it's from, but I have been posting chapters as they come out of my fingers. Yes, I am still posting on firearms training and my new topic of basic prepping - all links are to the right of the blog, newest posts first on the lists. Feel free to ignore the story posts - they usually start with a chapter number. But, feel free to read the story as well and comment on it - I like how it's turning out so far! Links to the various chapters are at the right under . . .

The Story

Bill

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Commentary - Merry Christmas 2013!!

 

Christmas Tree 2013

Merry Christmas to you all!

This time of year always seems to wrap me in memories, and our family tree embodies them for me. Virtually every ornament and length of ribbon carries a story of a time in our life as a family, a memory of one of the 13 exchange students that shared our home and holidays, of time of pure joy and times of blinding fear. It’s all there . . .

But for today – this evening at Mass – and tomorrow, I pray we all take time to remember the reason for this holiday . . .

That a Creator looked at our path and was we were truly lost . . .

That out of His love He looked at his only Son and sent him on a mission . . .

A mission of love and redemption . . .

A mission to show us – by example – how to live our life . . .

A mission to sacrifice himself . . .

For our sins . . .

For the life of me, in the depth of my soul . . . I cannot wrap my head around such a sacrifice, such a gift . . . it is beyond me.

My chrism is “Faith” . . . and I do have faith that the gift is true and real . . .

But “understanding”?

Not so much . . .

Merry Christmas folks, thanks for stopping by.

7 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas to you & your whole extended family, sir!

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  2. Merry Christmas, and I'm like you. I would have a hard time sacrificing one of my sons for anyone.

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  3. A very merry Christmas to you and to your family.

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  4. Merry Christmas to you and yours Bill!

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  5. Merry christmas to you and the family.

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  6. A Blessed Christmas to you and yours!

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  7. Thank you all for the well wishes . . . it was a very nice Christmas day! Presents opened, too much food eaten and we made it home last night just fine after the snow passed. We have one more "Christmas" on Monday since that is the only day Susie and Holly (daughter-in-law) are not working at their respective hospitals. Kinda looking forward to it! :)

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