I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas. The following excerpt is from a favorite essay written by Sigrid Undset:
And when we give one another our Christmas gifts in His name, let us remember that He has given us the sun and the moon and the stars, the earth with its forests and mountains and oceans and all that lives and moves upon them. He has given us all green things and everything that blossoms and bears fruit—and all that we quarrel about and all that we have misused. And to save us from our own foolishnesses and from all our sins He came down to Earth and gave Himself.
Venite adoremus Dominum.