Thinking about CHRISTMAS
[When I lamented about ‘Christmas’ and its commercialisation
I was struck by another helpful abbreviation.]
C is for the Crib and the real Cause for Celebration;
H is for Happiness - ‘Hosanna in the highest heaven’.
R is for the Redeemer and His Revelation
(Recalling us to renew our Reconciliation).
I stands for the divine Infant’s Invitation - to
See for ourselves our sinful Situation.
T is The Lord born in Time of Tribulation.
M - Mary and the Magi lost in Meditation;
A for the Angels, calling us to Adoration;
S the surprised Shepherds greeting in salutation
Our Saviour, the one who offers us the best hope of Salvation.
Fr John McCarthy, CC , Cobh