Firstly, happy third day of Christmas! As a kid it used to seem to odd to me that at Mass we used to talk about the twelve days of Christmas and the Feast of the Epiphany, but in the secular… or rather the ‘non- catholic’ world, they talked about the twelve days before Christmas. It seems that almost everyone else on the planet, (at least here in the states) that Christmas is done… put away until next year. Even the ‘Christian’ radio stations are done with Christmas music… heck, most people will use this weekend to take down all of the decorations and trash the tree. But it is not over yet.
Don’t let the world fool you. Don’t let your joy at the birth of Our Dear Lord and Savior be diminished by the world… celebrate! Keep the Child Christ in you hearts and in your sight. As with the birth of any babe, linger there at the Creche when you take the children to Mass… linger in the true beauty of the season… don’t rush off just yet. The world and all its bitterness and decrepity can wait. Savor the mystery of God made man… savor the knowledge that God loved each one of us so much that He became man… like us in all things but sin, to save us from our sin. Allow yourself the joy that comes from this Truth about God… The Truth about Christmas… and celebrate! Tomorrow we can get back into more serious tidings… God Bless.