'Twas the Night Before. . .
To my family and friends, a very Merry Christmas. I trust you will all be celebrating the yuletide, exchanging gifts and feasting with loved ones.
May you also find a quiet moment to reflect on the sacred significance of the birth of Jesus. He stands before us, as the New Being, a vision of the possibilities for humanity. May we all strive for such fulfillment for ourselves.
Christmas is a quiet time for me. Family and friends don't usually come by. I am not alone there are many many people for whom Christmas is a solitary time.
This year, I will be visiting my son and grandchildren this evening. Tomorrow I will share a meal with June, who also usually spends Christmas as a very quiet time. This year is particularly touching as David, her husband died recently.
Let my door, decorated for Christmas, be a symbol of welcome for whomever might come my.
May all our doors be welcoming at this time of year.
Here is a video of Peter Seeger and Bessie Jones singing a couple of seasonal song with a group of children. I think you will enjoy it. The sing, "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" and "Children, Go Where I Send Thee."