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…]

Like Patheos Evangelical on Facebook!

Patheos Evangelical LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS EVANGELICAL ON FACEBOOK

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…]

Like Patheos Evangelical on Facebook!

Patheos Evangelical LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS EVANGELICAL ON FACEBOOK

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…]

Like Patheos Evangelical on Facebook!

Patheos Evangelical LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS EVANGELICAL ON FACEBOOK

Fifth Day of Christmas: Five Fingers, One Hand

People have given numbers symbolic meaning over time and the Twelve Days of Christmas are as good a time as any to reflect on those meanings. Here on the fifth day, we need only look at our hands to see the meaning of five. Five is the number of a working man: we have five fingers on [Read More…]

Like Patheos Evangelical on Facebook!

Patheos Evangelical LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS EVANGELICAL ON FACEBOOK

Four Classical Virtues on the Fourth Day

We are still early in Christmas and the great gifts of the third day (hope, faith, and charity) are followed by more. There is always more at Christmas, because God became man and the super-abundance spills out everywhere for always. If my true love gave me four things this Fourth Day of Christmas, I would hope [Read More…]

Like Patheos Evangelical on Facebook!

Patheos Evangelical LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS EVANGELICAL ON FACEBOOK