The smell of lavender, the distant sound of voices, the quiet sputtering of the essential oil diffuser, my copy of Divine Intimacy laying in wait for tomorrow........
This present moment is beautiful.
Christmas day is almost over, with all its extra joy and fun. Sure, today didn't pass without a few moments of unpleasant arguing, but that has gone, and all is still.
All of my siblings were able to come between yesterday and today, as well as both Grandma's, a friend, and my sister's boyfriend. It was loud, chaotic
at times all of the time, and the conversations was very.....widespread (did you know that beans are considered more of a carbohydrate then a fat? I found that to be very interesting). All in all a good time!
Midnight Mass last night (this morning, technically) was beautiful. The music turned out well....especially O Magnum Mysterium which just happens to be my favorite song to sing. I am so blessed to sing in our Church's choirs!
I can't end this post without mentioning the most wonderful gift I've ever received.....my very own copy of Divine Intimacy from Dad and Mom, something I've been wanting for a long time. I am so happy! I know that it will be one of those books that will change my life.
I had to smile when I read the reading for today and saw the last few words.
.......contemplate the angelic hosts, prepare to join in the
heavenly melody, singing with your lips and with your
heart: 'Glory to God in the highest....."
(Divine Intimacy, p. 85)
I am so grateful to Jesus for this day.
I'm determined to grow in knowledge of Holy Jesus and my Faith and in virtue this Christmas season. Those things will also be my resolutions for 2018.....knowledge and virtue.
On a side note, I will hopefully be posting a few pictures soon from our Christmas day.
How was your Christmas day?
Do you have any plans/resolutions for this Christmas Season?
In the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus,