by Sr Nunother
We greet Christmas with fresh cut evergreen trees covered in bright lights and colorful ornaments. Holly and pine branches brighten mantels and archways, as candles glow in every window. Like shepherds of old, we honor a newborn king. And, with the angels, sing carols of praise and adoration. We call Him wonderful, Counselor, and Prince of Peace. He is all these things and more. But the true essence, the heart of Christmas, lies in a rustic manger, tended by Mary, Joseph and the animals that loaned their bed. He is first and always Love. A blessed Christmas!