“The child I held last Friday had no merits and achievements; he deserved the best in spite of – or because of – having nothing but his helplessness. .
“God does not let us have what’s left over from the grace given to holy and honourable people, he doesn’t look around for some small bonus that might come from the end-of-year surplus in the budget. He gives the best: himself; his life, his presence, in his eternal Son and Word; he gives Jesus to be born, to die and rise again and to call us into full fellowship with him in the Spirit. He gives us his own passion and urgency to go where human dignity is most threatened and pour out extravagantly the riches of love.”
Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury+
Well, it looks like Santa arrived last night. The grandkids are having a blast and I suspect Ruby is needing a nap pretty soon – they didn’t sleep too well last night. Kris and Sonny are on their way over and Dan and Tori will probably be here fairly soon, too – as soon as they wake up, LOL:) In about 15 minutes I have to have the turkey in the oven (easy when you don’t stuff the bird – a function of having vegetarians and being terrified of salmonella). It also makes the turkey cook faster. As it is, it’ll be five hours of cooking (15 minutes per hour for a 20-lb bird).
The church services last night were lovely, if a bit of a marathon. I don’t know how Nancy does it, but I guess that’s what it’s like for any profession during “busy season.”
Well, time to be with the family!