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Bread for the Journey

Christmas has been celebrated for years.
It's been etched in our hearts as the celebration of the birth of Jesus as a gift to be
experienced daily, not only at Christmas.
By now the Christmas preparations have been completed by most of us.
I wonder how can we we continue to celebrate Christmas year round as 'people of faith'? 

Christmas is not only a historical date....but a gift to be lived.

When  you take the first step to forgiveness and find peace with a loved one, 
then you have Christmas.

When someone asks you for help....and you assist them, 
that is Christmas.

When you let go of something meaningful to give to someone else, who needs it more...
then that is Christmas.

Living with joy and hope rather than fear and anxiety.  
That is Christmas.

When you share life with someone who has nothing,
that becomes Christmas.

Christmas is about love...God sending down his son to a virgin Mary,
to give life and significance to be born in our hearts.  

The gospel is incredible news.  It's the reality that Jesus came to bring you
HOPE, PEACE, JOY, and LOVE that ultimately satisfies.

Turn to Jesus ~ the light of the world ~ this is Christmas!


  1. Beautifully said and Amen! Merry Christmas to you and yours on this most blessed day!

  2. A Christmas message to remember all r round. Thank you Marg for this perspective on Christmas.

  3. 😍Good evening.
    It is 8:00 pm Japan time 26th.
    Thank you so much for a wonderful blog.
    I pray.
    I wish you a wonderful Christmas day.🎅

  4. Thank you for the reminder. This world needs more love and caring!


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