24Dec Happy Christmas

Wishing a very happy and peaceful Christmas to you and your family

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Nollaig Shona Dhuit

Feliz Natal

楽しいクリスマスをお過ごしください

Froehliche Weihnachten

Joyeux Noël

Feliz Navidad

愉快的圣诞节

Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia

2 Responses

  1. Michael B

    Christmas Eve

    I stood before plastic faces painted cream

    With a touch of red and each head bowed to a dry straw floor

    And each face frozen in time. I see wise kings,

    Benevolent to children , safe men in bright plastic

    Positioned before a child wrapped in straw ,

    Tiny arms forever reaching out to whoever calls.

    There is a Shepard standing with sheep frozen in time.

    They followed from the hills safe in his care

    And know nothing of the unfolding story.

    It is winter aroud the wooden stable

    And silent as the empty cardboard box

    Which held the crib, cold as the attic from which it came ;

    The dry straw , still yellow in old age is strewn

    On the stable floor with stray strands sticking to a tufted carpet.

    There is a cow and a donkey whose body heat

    And warm breath are reported to bring comfort to the newborn child.

    I see now those sleeping in city doorways :

    lonely doorways where kings never tread,

    where few touch their outstretched hands

    and bitter winds wrap broken bodies.

    I look again at a plastic child with arms outstretched.

  2. Fr. M. S.

    Mary Christmas to all !

    Greetings and Blessings from Bavaria, south Germany.

    Fr. M. S.

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