It is a cold and blustery day in Cheyenne today. I am grateful to be at home where it is warm and comfortable. I am always a bit tired on Christmas Day. Going to sleep right after I get home from Midnight Mass is usually not in the cards. Today was no different. As I watched the clock turn 3:00 A.M. and I was still wide awake, I knew a nap would be on the agenda for today. It is strange to see how our bodies react to different circumstances. I could not hardly stay awake waiting for midnight to arrive, but then I was wide awake when it was time to go to sleep after Mass. (I must be geting old!)
Social media has been filled with Christmas greetings, videos, pictures, and warm wishes. Would it not be wonderful if we could embrace such sentiments all year round? That is the grace which we celebrate today for "God so loved the world that He sent His only Begotten Son."
I am grateful for the many good people who have been part of my life through the years. (I will admit that I am a bit jealous of my friends and relatives living in places like Florida. I could use a litle heat and humidity right now.) I am grateful for the many people with whom I have had the privilege of being a co-worker in the vineyard of the Lord during these last eighteen years in Missouri, Colorado, and now Wyoming. I am especially grateful for the group pictured below--the Chancery Staff of the Diocese of Cheyenne.
We are blessed indeed. Merry Christmas!