December 24, 2006

Dec. 24, 2006: Christmas Blessings

May you have a safe, happy and loving Christmas with family and friends.

Leonardo da Vinci. Adoration of the Magi. 1481-1482 Uffizi Gallery. Oil on wood, Florence, Italy.

And while the couple were in Bethlehem the time came for Mary's delivery, for she was then great with child.

They searched for a place but, finding none, Mary had to give birth in a stable because there was no room for them in the inn.

In that same region there were shepherds, keeping watch over flocks of sheep in the night. Suddenly light shone around them, and they heard an unworldly voice, and they were terrified. The voice said to them: "Fear not! Behold I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people: For you this day is born in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."

The original Christmas story , Ian Hunter, National Post, Dec. 22, 06

Thanks to Ian Hunter and the National Post for a reminder that there is a reason we have Christmas.

Christians have something to celebrate!

Those who have benefitted from the love and tolerance that have emanated from that first Christmas might like to join in the celebration.

Merry Christmas


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