While visions of masklessness dance in our heads. Sorry, Clement just borrowing from your much happier poem. I don’t think enough of the vaccine is going to be available so that we can celebrate the season as we have in the past by gathering together to welcome the Christ child or being amazed that the oil will burn for eight days or to learn about African heritage. Maybe next year, as the Jews prayed for millennia . This year we’ll all be in smaller groups if, indeed, even smaller groups are permitted. BUT it does not stop us from celebrating the season regardless of our professions for such come from inside our souls and do not require the outward and visible signs of sacraments being the inward and spiritual graces that overflow at this time of year. So, tuck up, buck up and remember the reason for the season.
Now, you might also enjoy snuggling down and reading aloud some stories from “A Christmas Carol for Grown-ups”. It’s available here https://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Carol-Grown-Ups-Other-Stories-ebook/dp/B077JPW5J8/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=A+Christmas+Carol+for+Grown-ups&qid=1606754560&sr=8-2
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