Ten Commandments: One Law (Happy Tenth Day of Christmas)

A little bit of hunger makes me enjoy eating. Being thirsty makes drinking water wonderful. Sitting in a good conversation with friends and family where we see what we are missing, or even getting wrong, is first uncomfortable and then a great pleasure. We learn, we change, but only when we see our problem! A [Read More…]

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The 9 Gifts of the Holy Spirit on the Ninth Day of Christmas

Scrooge understood Christmas and could not wait to go to work and celebrate with Cratchitt. Let’s imitate him this last quarter of Christmas. For many Americans, this is the first day of a “regular work week”  in some time. Secular America works in the week before Christmas, the week twixt Christmas and New Year’s, but [Read More…]

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Rejoice! The First Eighth Day of God

Eighth Day of Christmas is, with Twelfth Night, some of the best of Christmas. To some extent this is because only Christians, traditional Christians at that, are left at the feast. Those who merely wanted gifts, drinks, and meals are gone. Gluttony cloys and immoderation fails Those who think the Holiday is about “family” or [Read More…]

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Find a Place of Rest on Day Seven (or Don’t be the Vicar of Bray, Sir)

We are in the Seventh Day of Christmas and approaching the very best part of the Holiday. Soon our secular friends will have “moved on” and left for us the jollification. Advent was arduous, but Christmas is glorious. This is the most peaceful part of the Holidays, because the consumers and changelings have gone on [Read More…]

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Sixth Day of Christmas: Create and Pass on Creativity

Saint Anne birthed Mary and Mary was the mother of God. This is fecundity! This is the work of creation that forms the basis for the sixth day of Christmas. God made the world in six days and then God rested, but before entering the Sabbath Rest, God made man in His Image. This creation [Read More…]

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