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Meaning of Christmas

I have great memories of watching Charlie Brown Christmas on T.V. growing up as a kid.  There was a time where if you missed a favorite Christmas special on T.V. , you missed it for the whole year.  No VHS, DVD’s or YouTube clips.  Definitely not the world we live in now.

1 thought on “Meaning of Christmas”

  1. A I have to admit, God,
    that sometimes it’s hard
    to even call your name.

    On days like this
    I can’t help but think
    that if you had been there,
    we wouldn’t be here—

    —here in a world where
    so much violence
    has changed everything

    —here where such bloodshed
    fills today’s news
    even as many more die
    each day alone.

    But here is where we need you,
    and here is where we cry to you.
    Be here with us, Lord, be here.

    Let us be angry for what has been done,
    but don’t let us be consumed by it
    that we no longer recognize ourselves
    as your creation.

    Give peace to the children.
    Unbind them from the bonds of grief and fear
    that they may become again
    children of joy, of love, of trust, and hope.

    And not today, Lord, but in time,
    if there’s at all any room in our hearts to forgive,
    then so let it be,
    for we all need to be created again.

    Be here with us, Lord, be here,
    right where we are, as broken as we are.
    Be here with us, Lord, be here.

    (c) 2012 Diana Macalintal
    — at Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University.

    prayer for these difficult times we live in.

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