Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas Eve

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas Eve.
Christmas Eve is such a magical time. All the promise and hope for lots of happy moments with family and friends.
We can just pause for a moment this morning to think what the real message of Christmas is for each of us.
It's nice to think of Father Christmas getting everything ready to go round the whole world spreading happiness and joy with his gifts. I used to love lying in bed thinking of that, the whole world. The whole wide world.
Of course, he couldn't do that on his own, so Mums and Dads do it for him.
Baby Jesus, on the other hand, can. He came to spread love all over the world. He told lots of lovely stories to help us understand how to love each other. He gave us an extra commandment which sums up all the other ten. Love each other.
It sounds simple. It's not.
What does loving each other or Love they neighbour really mean to us ?
It's easy to love the people that love us, the ones that make us feel good about ourselves.
I'm just going to quote a little poem by Emily Dickinson to pause for thought today

Who has not found the heaven below,
Will fail of it above,
For angels rent the house next ours
Wherever we remove.
I shall update this post throughout the day. There is lots to do, but I want to say thank you for reading my blog and all your helpful, kind comments.