Thursday, December 24, 2009
BC : AD
The Vigil is over: The Christ candle is lit, the babe lies in the manger, and gifts abound.
"This was the moment when Before
Turned into After..."
Moonless darkness stands between.
Past, O Past, no more be seen!
But the Bethlehem-star may lead me
To the sight of Him Who freed me
From the self that I have been.
Make me pure, Lord: Thou art holy;
Make me meek, Lord: Thou wert lowly;
Now beginning, and alway:
Now begin, on Christmas day.
----Gerard Manley Hopkins
May the 12 days of feasting and singing and celebrating begin! Wishing you a joyous Christmas Season,
Posted by Amy