My thoughts – Christmas 2013

Don’t be mislead by the title.  These are not MY thoughts!  But, I must admit these are very good thoughts, challenging thoughts to hold these next few day, .  MY thoughts about Christmas?  I would have to say, that my thoughts are about all of  you and hoping you have a blessed and peaceful Christmas with those close to you, friends, family whomever.  I hope that you are able to reach out to those not close to you, to someone on those peripheries Papa Francesco talks about and invite them into your celebrations.  My other thoughts about Christmas are that I am glad to not need to sing Christmas music as much as I have been, singing in the Montana A Capella society.  We have been practicing once a week for two hours, working with 22 different pieces of Christmas music since the last week of August for all the holiday gigs we have been doing these last few weeks, culminating in our benefit Christmas concert yesterday evening.  So, Blessed Christmas to all of you, the peace of the Child be with you all and celebrate the New Year with gusto and hope!…..Reyanna

By Des M O’Donnell, Dec 20, 2013, Association of Catholic Priests (Ireland) website

Over the past few years, I have been stretching my mind with the new cosmology, which is moving horizons still farther away from our little universe, back to the big bang and forward to we don’t know where. The more I read, the more I sit in wonder, and prayerful awe, when I discover that our earth is an infinitesmal fragment, rotating on its own axis at 17 miles a second, circling an obscure star called the sun, in one of 1,000 billion galaxies scattered throughout a universe which may be one in many others. And we exist on the knife edge of probability. I thank God that I have lived to gasp before this great mystery.

Then we believers are immersed in the still greater mystery of the Incarnation, that just 2000 years ago of 15 billion, God has stepped into our almost invisible dot in the expanding universe. (To continue reading, click here.)

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