Tuesday, December 04, 2007

A Thought for the Christmas Season Now Upon Us...

From Joan Chittister, O.S.B.

Everywhere we look
people are in need,
but, as a nation
we prefer more to be feared
than to be found faithful
to what we say we believe
about human dignity and human rights.

Why?
maybe Christmas,
maybe Meister Eckhart is the answer.
Maybe
we left the birth of Jesus up to Mary
and forgot to rebirth him ourselves
in every age thereafter.

Maybe the merriest Christmas
we could ever have
will be the year
we remember again
what Christmas is supposed to be about.
Christmas
is not about getting.
it's about giving the world
a glimpse
of what the Christ child
would really look like
if we ever allowed him
to be born in us.
Anybody listening?

4 comments:

Phil BC said...

When does it become appropriate to start putting xmas decorations up? Is a week before Christmas too late? Is Mid November too early?

Smart post on Chavez btw.

Dr. Fallon said...

LOL. Put Christmas decorations up when the spirit moves you. I'm moved a bit early this year I guess.

Thanks for the comment on " Ican't Believe it's Not a Dictatorship!"

Renegade Eye said...

I'm so much into certain artistic aesthetics, one year I bought by accident the same holiday cards, as the year before.

Dr. Fallon said...

LOL!!! They must have been good. There's nothing like consistency, I always say. My guess: you have a Kantain streak...LOL...