Every year of life waxes and wanes.
Every stage of life comes and goes.
Every facet of life is born and then dies.
Every good moment is doomed to become only a memory.
Every perfect period of living slips through our fingers and disappears.
Every hope dims and every possibility turns eventually to dry clay.
Until Christmas comes again.
Then we are called at the deepest, most subconscious, least cognizant level to begin to live again.
Christmas brings us all back to the crib of life to start over again:
Aware of what has gone before,
Conscious that nothing can last,
But full of hope that this time, finally,
We can learn what it takes to live well,
Grow to full stature of soul and spirit,
And get it right.
By Sister Joan Chittister, O.S.B.
Thanks to Sixteen Miles Out for the photo.
How has Christmas brought YOU back to the Crib of Life this year?
YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS THIS CHRISTMAS IS THE BEST RELATIONSHIP YOU WILL EVER HAVE!!
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