It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Chapter 12, Page 26, Book 12
My newest little granddaughter - 6 weeks old
Before the Paling of the Stars
Before the paling of the stars, Before the winter morn, Before the earliest cock-crow Jesus Christ was born: Born in a stable, Cradled in a manger, In the world His hands had made Born a stranger. Priest and King lay fast asleep In Jerusalem, Young and old lay fast asleep In crowded Bethlehem: Saint and Angel, ox and ass, Kept a watch together, Before the Christmas daybreak In the winter weather. Jesus on his mother's breast In the stable cold, Spotless Lamb of God was He Shepherd of the fold: Let us kneel with Mary Maid, With Joseph bent and hoary, With Saint and Angel, ox and ass, To hail the King of Glory.
2nd Day of Christmas, December 26th
To have the belief and faith of a child is one of life's greatest blessings. And indeed we are all called to have such a faith.
Don't laugh. Being childish isn't always a desirable thing, but it is a must if we truly want to have Christmas in our hearts.
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
Roy L. Smith
We've all read about how years ago a little girl wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper. The little girl, it seems, had believed in Santa Claus for a long time, and her belief was being shaken by some of her cold and less imaginative companions. The editor's reply was, Virginia, your little friends are wrong... in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.
The editor's lines live on, not because he proved anything about childhood's Santa, but because he conveyed so well the spirit of Christmas.
There is nothing more real than the spirit of Christmas. How wonderful it would be if we could keep just a little bit of that alive in our hearts and homes every day of the year.
Have yourself a merry little Christmas, make the Yuletide gay.