Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas ~ X Marks the Spot ...

CHRISTMAS ... An every day celebration of the Heart!

Some of you might think I am a little late for Christmas with this post ... and you might be right if you are thinking of Christmas day. However, I am a firm believer in the 12 days of Christmas. We are at the last day of December ... and at the 6th or 7th day of Christmas. How good it is to continue to celebrate!
Many years ago on a bus ride home for Christmas when I was in college, I saw a painted sign in a store front window that read. "X marks the spot where Christ is taken out of Christmas! " I have never forgotten that ...
We must not let that happen ... Let us celebrate Jesus, Emmanual, God-with-Us ... a baby born in a humble stable and the God who came to share humanity with us.
May the blessings of Christmas fill your heart with the gifts of peace and love! ... and may we in turn bless others as we journey into a new year!


  1. Sr Patricia
    I am with you all the way on this one - twelve days of Christmas and beyond. Right up to the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus! Many years ago my dear Aunt, a Franciscan Nun in Iowa, sent me a Christmas card with a verse which I copied and kept. Here it is:
    May little Jesus come to thee,
    And lie beneath your Christmas tree,
    In a cradle set with pine,
    Be a perfect present thine.
    And when this blessed day is done,
    Birthday of God's only Son,
    May your heart a cradle be,
    Needing not a Christmas tree.
    But in your heart a place to stay -
    Every moment a Christmas Day!

    Happy Christmas Sister and may every good thing come to you in 2010. God bless you.

  2. Thank you, "Breadgirl"!
    The little prayer poem that you shared from Franciscan Aunt is very nice and appreciate you sharing it! Blessings in this New Year!