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Remembering what
matters on Christmas Eve

Chicago Tribune, by John Kass

Original Article

Posted By:Piercentire, 12/24/2012 11:38:25 PM

For all the children who should be loved always, but especially on this wondrous night, with our arms around them and a long good-night kiss on the temple, a kiss more precious than anything wrapped in a box. For all the parents who linger in the doorways of the bedrooms, watching the sleeping shapes. For all the babies who aren't loved and have been forgotten, and who may grow up with a hard crust around their hearts because someone didn't plant those kisses and give those hugs. For every couple who adopts a child to save a life. For every young woman who has given up her child for adoption to

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Reply 1 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 12/25/2012 1:42:32 AM     (No. 9082683)

He is the gift!

[Amen... A Must Read... again and again... and from Chicago]

FTA: And for everyone who keeps hold of what is important about this night: It is that message brought to us by the child who came to light the world, that perfect child born in that manger in Bethlehem so very long ago.

He is the gift.

In the words of Tiny Tim..."God bless us, Everyone!"


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Melody, 12/25/2012 3:02:54 AM     (No. 9082703)

What a beautiful article. Thank you for posting it and to the man who wrote it. I found myself in the listing and loved ones. My son-in-law wrote that their family has recovered from the flu, and it was good to hear the sound of laughter in their home again. This Christmas, especially, seems less than perfect for so many people, but may we all find some reason for laughter today. Even if there is no laughter, may there be the joy of knowing the Lord Jesus Christ who said He would never leave us nor forsake us.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: cgood, 12/25/2012 9:03:58 AM     (No. 9082887)

To all the people loving, helping, enjoying each other just as our creator commanded. God has blessed us again and again. Merry Christmas!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jackburton, 12/25/2012 9:24:16 AM     (No. 9082908)

One more: For the clergy. I´m grateful for the priest at Mass who is there for me (and the rest of the congregation). I don´t know what they do after the services but I hope they have visitors and family and gifts, too.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: John318, 12/25/2012 9:55:30 AM     (No. 9082935)

JESUS is the Reason for the Season!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Illinois Resident, 12/25/2012 10:08:23 AM     (No. 9082952)

The Christmas Eve candlelight service was so beautiful. A gift and a blessing in these stressful times. Thank You John Kass for a great reminder of what is important. Thumbs down to the Chicago Trib that makes you "pay" for "Digital Plus" just to read John Kass´s column; it´s the Chicago Way!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/25/2012 10:33:10 AM     (No. 9082965)

Given recent events here and around the world and what we´re facing in the next four years, this is the perfect day to focus on our Lord and our families and to count our many blessings.

Here in northern Virginia we have a rare and unexpected blessing - a White Christmas. Just enough snow, 3 inches, to make everything look gorgeous, but not enough to be annoying.

Blessed Christmas to all!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: RancherJack, 12/25/2012 11:02:37 AM     (No. 9082991)

This is the day the Lord hath made
Let us rejoice and be glad in it

Blessed is the name of the Lord
His mercy endureth forever

No king but Jesus
Jesus is the king of my heart

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Reply 9 - Posted by: flatwater, 12/25/2012 11:09:37 AM     (No. 9083003)

Joy to the World!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dman, 12/25/2012 7:10:09 PM     (No. 9083426)

Nice.

Merry Christmas.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: hot coffee, 12/25/2012 9:10:22 PM     (No. 9083537)

I hope all of you Ldotters and Red State America had a great Christmas!

I speak for many, many millions when I say Emperor Obama, the MSM and the rest of the Democrats can SHOVE IT.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/25/2012 9:43:39 PM     (No. 9083565)

Merry Christmas to all.

Let us remember the parents in Newtown and the sadness in their hearts as they linger in a doorway, hoping those empty beds are all a bad dream.

Let us remember those who had no one to share the day. Your phone call would have made a difference.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Yo Yo, 12/25/2012 10:05:33 PM     (No. 9083584)

Great post. Lovely thoughts here, beautifully expressed. Remember, wise men still seek Him.

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