Let us remember that we are in the Holy Presence of God
There is something intangibly magical for a kid at Christmas. Everyone knows what it feels
like to be a kid on Christmas Eve, searching the starry winter sky for a flying sleigh and tossing
and turning all night in anticipation for the morning. I remember it so clearly, seeing the bites out of
the cookies we left out for Santa and carrots for the reindeer, and feeling the world fill with magic.
As I got older, obviously the Christmas experience changed from those nights dreaming of
Santa. Still, even though I’ve grown, every time Christmas comes around the magic I felt as a kid
never fails to raise my spirits. The only difference is that my magic of Christmas, like me, has
grown. As a child I always got caught up in the idea of gifts and elves and Santa, but the older I
got the more magic I found in the giving . This year especially, as I have taken over most of the gift
giving for my mom, I have found so much joy in putting in time and effort to make her Christmas a
little more special. This season always seems to make people give a little extra, whether that be
their time, kindness, service, or even an extra present.
No matter what it is, it seems that Christmas
magic is always there to lift people up and bring them together. That being said, I think that for me,
Christmas is all about the magic. No, I don’t mean the magic from when I was a little kid, though
that was great while it lasted. I am talking about the magic of giving, when people go out of their
way to give a little back or to appreciate all that they have. That’s what I think is the real meaning
of Christmas. So, make sure that this season, among the gifts and the hecticness of it all, you take a
moment to take a breath and a step back to recognize where the spirit, the real spirit of Christmas
comes from. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and Happy Birthday Jesus!!
St. John Baptist de La Salle …Pray for us!!
Live Jesus in our Hearts …Forever!
Morning Prayer Wednesday, December 18, 2019: Marina Rouse, Class of 2020