Well, I’ve only just sat down; it’s been quite a manic 24/48 hours!
Merry Christmas to all!
I hope you all had a truly blessed day! But let us not forget that Christmas continues all the way until the feast of the Epiphany.
Alas, I had to work today and therefore took part in the over commercialisation which makes me weep how sad is it that people queue up outside shops waiting for the post-Christmas sales to begin? Actually how wrong is it?
For the secularists in our society Christmas is just one day; the 25th December, for some ‘Christians’ it is the same, it truly makes me sad.
In the sacristy before Midnight Mass I was told of and shocked by the unprovoked attack on the Holy Father and Roger Cardinal Etchegaray; they both need our prayers, whilst the Holy Father may not have physical injuries like Cardinal Etchegaray, he must have been shaken, to say the least! Let us also pray for the woman who carried out the attack, there is obviously something not quite right with her and therefore she is in need of our prayers.
I also bring joyous news of an engagement; my brother proposed to his girlfriend of 2 years on Christmas Eve; they need your prayers as well!
I shall leave it there for now, as we look forward to the New Year let us look on it as a ‘fresh start’ and make resolutions that we know we can keep!