Bring the donkey to the crib. Offer to the Divine Infant your bodily strength; use it in the service of others. Jesus, accept my service of love; I offer it for those who do not love You.
Weep with those who weep.
O Wisdom, you came forth from the mouth of the Most High, and reached from end to end, and disposed of all things sweetly and mightily: come and teach us the way of prudence. Amen
Thoughts from Mass:
Father talked in his homily about how there are a few black sheep and even some non-Jews in Jesus' lineage. He made the point that God can use anyone to advance His plan; they don't have to be perfect in order for Him to use them for His Divine purpose.
Today we finished decorating the house, which is always a good excuse to do some dusting, too! Here is our finished tree and my attempt at some Christmas bokeh:
After that the younger kids and I did a round of sugar cookies. Although these aren't my most favorite kind of cookies to make, I finally found a recipe that I like. Both the cookies and the frosting have some almond extract in them, which, in my opinion, makes anything taste great! Here's a picture of the messy side of it all:
And here's a shot that proves that presentation is everything :)