Tag Archives: Christmas

Give Love On Christmas Day

I have always loved this quote from Blaise Pascal “The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing”. (In original French: “Le cœur a ses raisons que la raison ne connaît pas.”) There can never be a mathematical formula … Continue reading

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The Empty Manger

It is Christmas eve and it is all quiet in the house. Anabelle and I are spending Christmas all by ourselves for the first time since 1975 when we spent our first Christmas together as a married couple. Since then, … Continue reading

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Affirmation

A house with no people living in it is but an empty shell. It will never be a home. People are the soul that make a house a home. And so man is composed of both body and soul. A … Continue reading

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S.A.D. @ Christmas

Christmas is a joyful season. But how is it that Christmas is often tinged with a touch of sadness for many people? It is a time of love and maybe we miss people we love we could not be with … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Incarnation

From today’s Gospel: When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit … Continue reading

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What Child Is This?

What has come upon the world for it to have changed so? It used to be that the birth of a child was a wonderful event eagerly awaited with much joyful anticipation. Now, children are seen as a burden, their … Continue reading

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The Most Proactive Person in the Gospels

What would you do if you found out that your fiancée was pregnant before your wedding. And the baby isn’t even yours. The expected reaction will be anger and bitterness over such huge betrayal. In the heat of passion, one … Continue reading

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My Song, My Life

The Gospel reading for today is the genealogy of Jesus. It may have been fictionalized but it does make for interesting reading. Jesus’ family tree is a colorful one. It includes a murderer and an adulterer, Jews and Gentiles, the … Continue reading

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Rejoice and Be Glad

Every epic tale since time immemorial has always involved the hero going forth on a quest or a mission to rescue the princess, or to win a kingdom or to save his people from the enemy or an impending disaster. … Continue reading

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The Shit Hole We’re In

Once, there was a toddler that fell into a shit hole and he was crying and crying. The people around gathered and tried to get him out. Some suggested to drop a rope or a ladder but the toddler wouldn’t … Continue reading

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