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 . . .
Not so much . . .
Merry Christmas folks, thanks for stopping by.