It’s the day after Christmas and many people around us believe the celebration of this time of year is over.  As followers of Jesus let us be compelled to live the reality of Christmas beyond Christmas day.  The Church celebrates the Feast of Christmas for 8 days like it is one (the Octave of Christmas).  During Advent the message is to prepare for the feast of Christmas and to renew the life of Christ in us.  Now it is time to go forward and live the joy and the wonderful news that this event signifies.  The Word who became flesh changed the world (the world has never been the same since) and we are called and hopefully compelled to proclaim this reality in our lives!

Continue to celebrate this Christmas.  Don’t be too fast to pull your Christmas tree and your decorations down.  I leave you with a quote by Linda Felver from a book called “A book of Christmas”.

“Let me not wrap, stack, box, bag, tie, tag, bundle, seal, keep Christmas.

Christmas kept is liable to mold.

Let me give Christmas away, unwrapped, by exuberant armfuls. Let me share, dance, live Christmas unpretentiously, merrily, responsibly with overflowing hands, tireless steps and sparkling eyes.

Christmas given away will stay fresh—even until it comes again.”

 

Merry Christmas to each of you!!!!!!!!!

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