“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”
― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Let there be peace on earth, in our communities, in our homes, and let it begin with us! : )Read More
“Hospitality is the virtue which allows us to break through the narrowness of our own fears and to open our houses to the stranger, with the intuition that salvation comes to us in the form of a tired traveler. Hospitality makes anxious disciples into powerful witnesses, makes suspicious owners into generous givers, and makes close-minded sectarians into interested recipients of new ideas and insights.”
— Henri J. M. Nouwen in Ministry and Spirituality
“Healing is impossible in loneliness; it is the opposite of loneliness. Conviviality is healing. To be healed we must come with all the other creatures to the feast of Creation.”
― Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays
Time carved out of busy days for visiting face-to-face with, or lending a helping hand to, others in our communities is medicinal for our souls. Strive to put people before stuff, ambitions, perfectionism!Read More
I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
May simplicity, hope and gratitude trump stress and lofty expectations this Christmas season! May generosity take hold of our hearts rather than greed! May those who are tired and struggling be blessed with tranquility and rest!Read More