When Life Doesn’t Match the Carols


A treasured friend of mine posted the following quote on Facebook the other day. It really spoke to me, so I thought I’d share the inspiration here. We here at the Centre for Faith Enrichment hope that you all have a Christmas filled with divine wonder and peace, and we look forward to continuing the faith enrichment journey with you in 2016! 

“It might be easy to run away to a monastery, away from the commercialisation, the hectic hustle, the demanding family responsibilities of Christmas-time. Then we would have a ‘holy’ Christmas. But we would forget the lesson of the Incarnation, of the enfleshing of God — the lesson that we who are followers of Jesus do not run from the secular; rather we try to transform it.”

It is our mission to make holy the secular aspects of Christmas just as the early Christians ‘baptised’ the tradition of the Christmas tree.

And we do this by being holy people — kind, patient, generous, loving, laughing people — no matter how maddening is the Christmas rush.” Fr Andrew Greely, Woman’s Day, Dec 1981.

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