Friday, December 11, 2015


I. To make my Christmas a holy day with Christ—–not a holiday without Him.
2. To observe Christmas as the birthday of Christ—–not a day to give and receive material gifts.
3. To remember that the real symbols of Christmas are the Star, the Stable and the Crib—–not Santa Claus and his reindeer.
4. To teach my children that “Santa Claus” is the nickname of St. Nicholas—–who gave to the poor in honor of Christ.
5. To help one poor family—–in honor of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the Holy Family of Bethlehem.
6. To send Christmas cards remindful of Him, the Infant Savior—–not decorated only with candy canes, dogs, ribbons and wreaths.
7. To make room in my home for Him—–with a Christmas Crib to remind me that He was born in a stable.
8. During the Christmas season, in a special way, to honor Mary, His mother—–who kept the first Christmas vigil beside the manger.
9. To begin Christmas by leading my family to His altar—–to receive the Bread of Life.
10. Today and every day, to give “Glory to God in the highest”—–to work and pray for “Peace on earth to men of good will.”

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