Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas is still going on, folks!

Some of my friends (on and offline) are already taking down, or preparing to take down, their Christmas decorations. "Thank God it's over!", one of them wrote.

Christmas is just beginning! Christmas is not only a day, it is a SEASON to be celebrated!

The online ministries of the Jesuits at Creighton University bear this out beautifully. Through Scripture, we can enter into the Christmas Mystery. From allowing ourselves to be present at the manger of the Christ Child with the shepherds and eventualy the Magi at the Epiphany, to fleeing to Egypt alongside the Holy Family to escape Herod's massacre of the innocents, to witnessing the cousins Jesus and John together again in the Jordan, one prophet baptizing the Greatest Prophet.

It is a journey we all too often miss!

A Blessed Christmas SEASON to All!

The Sixth Day in the Octave of Christmas
Daily Mass Readings
1 John 2:12-17
Psalm 96:7-10
Luke 2:36-40


  1. Creighton U does have great online resources. I often refer to them during Advent and Lent for ideas for our prayer services at work at our motherhouse.

  2. Creighton online was what started me actually praying with the Daily Mass readings, whether I was able to get to Mass or not!

    Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year to you and yours, Sister!

  3. Hi Thomas
    Right on about Christmas being a SEASON! I love it all and will not let it go until the very last second! A very happy new year to you and yours, Thomas, and God bless you.