I am thankful for my co-workers who worked their holiday rotation and for a long weekend off so that I could spend Christmas with my family. I know that many people - whether from work or distance or illness - don't have the opportunity to be with their loved ones. It is a blessing to come "home" to connect and relax.
I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Christmas as well.
Of the Father's love begotten, err the worlds began to be,He is Alpha and Omega, the source, the ending heOf the things that are, the have been, and that future years shall see.Evermore and evermore.Oh that birth forever blessed when the virgin full of grace,By the Holy Ghost conceiving, bare the Savior of our race,And the babe, the world's Redeemer, first revealed his sacred faceEvermore and evermore.O ye heights of heaven adore him: angel hosts, his praises sing;Powers, dominions, bow before him and extol our God and King.Let no tongue on earth be silent, every voice in concert ringEvermore and evermore.Christ, to thee with God the Father, and O Holy Ghost, to theeHymn and chant and high thanksgiving and unending praises be,Honor, glory and cominion, nd eternal victoryEvermore and evermore.Amen(Corde natus ex Parentis, Aureluis C. Prudentuis, 4th century)