As we decorate, shop, carol, and all that good stuff, let us not forget that Jesus is the REASON FOR THE SEASON. People will say, with good intentions and all, that Christmas is about family, relaxation, etc...but not so...it is about the birth of our Saviour and our Lord Jesus Christ. Without that, nothing matters. Watch this video with "faith like a child". Remember the days that Jesus would be mentioned on a broadcast channel in a positive light. I'm not even sure this would pass muster these days...watch out, the ACLU is going to blackball the Charlie Brown Christmas. Good tiddings and have a Blessed Holiday (CHRISTMAS) Season!
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Take a look at the You Tube video attached. We see two wonderful examples of the human spirit lifted by the power of Christ. This 6 + minute video does not even mention the word "Christ" or "Church", and I don't even know if Patrick and his dad are Christians, but I see Christ all over this story. Patrick was born without eyes and crippled. He was given a gift of music at a very early age and plays in the marching band at his University. That alone is a miracle. The story gets much better as a story of self sacrafice and the love of of father for his child. Remember that God the Father "so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son..." This was, of course, the epitome of self sacrafice. Patrick's father attends class with him, all band practices and performances (as he is his legs and eyes). To do this, he must work graveyard shift at UPS. The man his probably exhausted beyond anything most of us will ever know---but he maintains a constant smile and the love he has for his son radiates throughout this video. Learning about the Catholic faith is very important--but learning how to LIVE that faith is even more important. God Bless.