Sunday, December 20, 2009
It's Christmas time
As we were saying the Family Rosary this evening, I was reflecting on the fact that my children will not be getting all the Christmas gifts that I would like to give them this year. And in fact the gifts we are giving are practical and essential. Warm socks, long underwear, books... you get the picture. And I thought to myself, what do my children have to be thankful for this Christmas? And then it came to me.
While we may not be a family of generous and easy means, while we may struggle and worry, while we may not have everything material advantage we try to be faithful.
To one another.
To the Church.
To our obligations in our state of life to the best of our ability.
To friendships and those struggling- with thanks or without.
And I hope that that will be enough.
Enough to give them happy childhood memories.
Enough to let them know that their father and I love them. And were faithful to one another and to them.