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'Laden Down'
(Archived on Friday - December - 20/12/2019 )

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  Photo was taken at Coomhola, near Bantry, West Cork (Irl)  
 
A holly branch is laden down with beautiful red berries

 

Thought on Friday - December - 20/12/2019

Thought For The Week

The following are food for thought as we approach Christmas, one is from Meister Eckhart and the other is from an unknown author.

What is Christmas? by Meister Eckhart

What good is it that Christ was born over 2000 years ago if he is not born now in your heart?
I believe in God but do I believe in God in me?
I believe in God in heaven but do I believe in God on earth?
I believe in God out there but do I believe in God with us?


I believe this Christmas.... ~Author Unknown

I believe that Christmas is more than just a time for parties and decorations; it is a time for remembering Christ and the difference his birth has made in our world and in our lives.
I believe there are gifts more important than the ones under the Christmas tree, the things we teach our children, the way we share ourselves with friends, and the industry with which we set about reshaping the world in our time.
I believe that the finest carols are often sung by the poorest voices; from hearts made warm by the wonder of the season.
I believe in the angel's message that we should not be afraid - that the Child of Bethlehem is able to overcome all anxieties and insecurities.
I believe in prayer and quietness as also a way of celebrating Christmas. This means that if I wait in silence I will experience the presence of the one born in the manger, for he lives today as surely as he lived then.
I believe in going away from Christmas as the wise men went: "another way." I want to be different when these days are past - more centered, more thoughtful and more caring. And I believe God will help me. Amen.

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