Monday, December 24, 2012

Wishing you all...


The Welcome
by Leonard Feeney, S.J.

No music He heard, and no angels He saw
As He lay in His wrappings of linen and straw;
And the ox and the ass could not kneel and adore
For the poor creatures never were angels before.
The palace He found was an old cattle stall
With a broken-down roof and a windowless wall,
And it looked so ashamed of its spider-worn wood;
But it tried to be Heaven, as well as it could.

A dull stable-lantern that hung dark and dim
Was the small bit of moonlight that flickered on Him.
Now it longed to be beautiful, starry and bright;
And it sputtered and wept for the dearth of its light.

But a Lady of Beauty stood over His head.
While she gathered the strewings about for His bed.
And her soul was as sweet as a fresh-budding rose
And as white as the fusion of myriad snows.

And her hands did not soil this immaculate prize,
And her breath did not sully the bloom in His eyes.
On her breast sweet and safe could He slumber and nod:
The lily-white village-maid, Mother of God.

~ Excerpt from The Eternal Babe Twenty-five Nativity Poems

May you have a blessed and joyous Christmas! 

15 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas to your beautiful family Jessica!

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  2. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Your blog is a treasure trove of ideas and inspiration. Thank-you so much for sharing your time, ideas and faith. God bless

    Karen

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  3. Merry Christmas to you and your family

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  4. Merry Christmas, sweet Jessica and family! Peace, love, and prayers, Annita +JMJ+

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  5. Merry Christmas to you all too!! Beautiful photo!!

    Love that poem, thanks for sharing!

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  6. And a Merry Christmas to you! The poem is beautiful!

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  7. Beautiful poem and a beautiful family! Merry Christmas!!!

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  8. Beautiful Christmas Message, beautiful family! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  9. Merry Christmas, Jessica! May the Christ Child bless your effort to share all the lovely things you do in your home! We are all blessed and inspired!! - Genevieve

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  10. Merry Christmas to you and your family!! Lookin forward to your next post!!! ....Christmas day!! ;)

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  11. Merry Christmas to you and lovely family :)
    Passing on our best wishes and hugs to you all. Thanks and a big cheers for bringing in the Christmas spirit through your posts.

    Season's Greetings...Mary and Josh

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  12. I pray that you and your beautiful family are having a holy and blessed Christmastide.

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