Has it been eight days already???  Thank goodness no one gave us “8 maids a milking”!  Or for that matter “a Partridge in a pear tree.”  For many folks this is the end of the Christmas vacation; however, it is only the 8th day out of 12.  And there is not much “end” to Christmas, at least that season of the heart which loves to give and give again, a season without a calendar.  Unto us a Child is born.  A gift.  Being a Jewish boy, He was circumcised and given his name on this day – whenever it really was.  He first shed his blood for us, as the ancient writers would say.  May this First Day of the New Year of Grace bring all of us the gift of hope and interior Joy which is celebrated in this holy season.

Take a lesson from Bennie the Cat who waited for the Christ Child.   Rest in your Saviour!


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