Sunday, December 25, 2011
The services of the Holy Day are done...
We had an atypical Christmas. First of all, the services of Christmas Eve were largely attended by inactives, new folks, and out of town guests. It was just plain weird. So many of our regulars were on the road due to the timing of Christmas over a weekend. Christmas Day was mostly regulars (as expected). The sermon was designed for those for whom the Mass is not familiar territory and for whom the Gospel is not automatically recognizable. Which turned out to be a good move.
We opened our presents, ate our fill, and are now vegging out. Times like these make me think of those many who follow my meandering pastoral thoughts, who comment or not, and who have told me how much they appreciate my blog. So let me turn the tables and let you know how much I appreciate you. This little hobby has become a chance to think out loud with a couple of thousand folks listening in, calling me down when I flub and encouraging me when I get it close to being right.
Have a blessed day, a blessed 12 days of Christmas, and keep reading... and I will keep writing, FWIW.... God bless you every one!