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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Luminous Season



Last Christmas,
people seemed not to have a heart
or we were too busy
to notice that they did...?

This year,
have no fear,
everyone is back on the right track!

Take the initiative of a hospital
specializing in sick children
somewhere up north
just for a first example now -
they called their campaign
"offrez la lumière"
which literally means "to gift LIGHT"
as in gifting hope, love, joy
and promptly changing the lives
of the children hospitalized there
and their families
at this most crucial time of the year
that is the Holidays;
the time of the year in which
we all need our hopes renewed,
our resolve strengthened
and our hearts warmed over again
with happiness, warmth and just a hint
of that undefinable thing that they call
"the magic of Christmas".

Click on the luminous tree below
to see the actual glimmering tree
live, through the lens of
the NoelCogecoCam, set up
right in front of the hospital
and lit up every evening at 4:20pm exactly...

It is not the only example of
a luminous season spirit
floating around in that part of the globe
- but it is certainly the most
shall we say féérique...!





Clicking on that tree will also give you the opportunity
to donate to this campaign -
a mere 5$ will be enough to make a difference
and it is all that is asked of you!
If you've already made a donation,
you will be able to trace back
the message that was left attached to it!
Truly luminous all around...!


But the only luminous thing going around
this Christmas Time...!





Elsewhere,
perhaps to shed their image
so recently tarnished
due to some sore losers
on the night Beantown won,
VanCity has been extremely generous
to all the needy, all the poor
this Christmas Season:




In and by itself
any act of charity
is sort of a miracle
in these secular days
of rampant commercialism
and neo-centric consumerism
- especially during the Festive Days
(they do seem to be more than twelve)
that we are in the midst of
at blogging time here...!


And yet, verily,
there is no greater miracle
than the one we are supposed to remember
on this day, in this season -
and no more generous gift
than the one Gifted to us by God
for the Salvation of humankind!





Christmas cheer
and Holiday magic may be all you truly seek though -
this year as every other year
in recent memory...
It is the most wonderful time of the year -
it is a celebration of love
that supersedes that of St-Valentine
and it is far more assembling
than any other special day of the year...




Natal é muito mais de que
uma festa como as outras -
Natal é Deus conosco!


Ainda assim...
And still...

Yes, you can always have nothing but fun
come Christmas Time

Party on, eat, drink,
feast as it is a Great Feast
and the quintessential Festive Season indeed

You can always watch some of the classics
come Christmas Time
and have a good laugh
with friends and family:





Or you can focus on the BEST
- the best Reason for this Season -
and the connection that was made
between the slow, progressive return
of light into our lives
via longer daylight hours
starting now, with the winter solstice,
and the Light that Returns to us
each time we invite Him to -
The Light that is, was and shall be
and that will Return in Glory
to each and every one of us that
accepts His Sacrifice for us -
verily *the* reason why He Came
to be born in a manger
in the very first place!

To give us Light.

This Light:




For the parallel between both lights is a given
and it only makes sense to honor it
- even if Christ was born in July
or some other date like it...!

Thus... CELEBRATE IT IN EUROPE
CELEBRATE IN THE AMERICAS
CELEBRATE DOWN UNDER
AND CELEBRATE IN BOTH POLES!
CELEBRATE IT IN THE THIRD WORLD
CELEBRATE IN THE LOST PARADISE
CELEBRATE ON EVERY OCEAN
AND ON EVERY PEAK!
CELEBRATE IT WITH GREAT CHANTS
AND BEAUTIFUL MUSIC -
CELEBRATE IT IN LOUD VOICE
AND NOT JUST AT THE MIDNIGHT MASS!

CELEBRATE IT
ALL YEAR THROUGH
IN YOUR HEART TOO!
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