Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

This is the official Christmas post in which I send a most sincere wish for a Merry and Blessed Holiday Season to all who visit here.  Remember He who was born to us this day, even if He might not really have been born on this exact date.  I don't really care about that debate.  I don't really care if the date was chosen to help transition pagans to Christianity.  What I care about most is that...

"...I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round--apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that--as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys."

That seems to be the one truth that connects us all on this Day of Days, regardless of whether one is Christian or Jew, believer or non, and I can't help but think that might please Him.  In one way or another, there is Joy to the World, the Herald Angels will sing, and Merry Gentlemen rest without dismay.  Thus, I'm totally with Fred...

"...I believe it HAS done me good, and WILL do me good; and I say, God bless it!" 

3 comments:

Marshall Art said...

Oh, bother! I don't know why the lines are so spaced out like that.

Jim said...

Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! And Happy New Year!

4simpsons said...

A belated Merry Christmas to you, my friend! And an early Happy New Years!