12.25.2015

Christmas Eve


"Oh, holy night!
The stars are brightly shining.
It is the night of our dear Savior's birth.

Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
'til He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
Fall on your knees! Oh hear the angel voices!
Oh night divine, 
Oh night when Christ was born."
-Adolphe Adam

Was your Christmas Eve was all you hoped for? 
I got to enjoy the unmistakable aroma of an old church, 
hear a handbell choir
(it would be very hard to stay humble as a bell choir member), 
and pass the candlelight from hand to hand. 

Why is it almost impossible to keep weeping at bay during 
this simple Silent Night ceremony?
The symbolism of receiving the tiny flame and sharing it with strangers, 
as well as the ones I love, 
plinks something deep inside. 
If only we shared the True Light as eagerly, 
without the slightest hesitation.

This is a New Year resolution to consider...


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