I just wanted to take a few minutes to wish everyone a very blessed Christmas. I am offering my Christmas Mass tonight (actually at 4:oo) for all of those who are lonely,depressed, or grieving this time of year. I will also keep in my intentions those who maybe aren't necessarily lonely or depressed, but find themselves disappointed that all isn't going as they had hoped for. I tell my kids that we thank God that not everything depends on one single moment in time. So much hype is placed on any point in time being so "perfect" ---your senior year in high school, your child's first birthday...you know what I mean.
The only points in time that really mattered were when Mary said "Yes" to God to bear His Son and when Jesus said "Yes" to suffer for all of us. And tonight, tomorrow, and this Christmas season that is what we celebrate. It doesn't matter if the clothes aren't perfect little Christmas outfits that match, the dessert was bought at the store instead of homemade, kids fight--well that's just a tiny glimpse of our house of what isn't perfect. What is perfect is the Baby Jesus' love for us. For those who feel hopeless--there is HOPE--in that little baby!!
A Very Merry Christmas to you!