Merry Christmas, friends. Wishing you a holy and peaceful Christmas season as you draw close to the sacred crib.
Let us come close to the crib.
If you love riches,
you will find the gold that the kings brought;
if you are looking for the smoke of honors,
you will find that in the incense;
and if you take delight in the delicacies of the senses,
you will find the delicate perfume of myrrh that pervades the stable.
Be rich in love for this adorable Savior,
respectful in familiarity
with which you relate to Him,
and delight in the joy of experiencing in your soul
so many inspirations and affections
because you belong exclusively to Him.
— St. Francis de Sales