Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone!


Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did not die, he was a second father. He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world. Some people laughed to see the alteration in him, but he let them laugh, and little heeded them; for he was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this globe, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter in the outset; and knowing that such as these would be blind anyway, he thought it quite as well that they should wrinkle up their eyes in grins, as have the malady in less attractive forms. His own heart laughed: and that was quite enough for him.


He had no further intercourse with Spirits, but lived upon the Total Abstinence Principle, ever afterwards; and it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God Bless Us, Every One!

5 comments:

Ellen Wironken said...

Merry Christmas Paul. And a joyous New Year!

Marie Tremblay said...

Paul may your Christmas be a blessed one. And may the baby Jesus grant you all that you need to serve Him.

Joyeux Noel.

Samantha said...

Merry Christmas Paul. Keep on blogging!!!

Ted Loiseau said...

May your Christmas be filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit and may you be filled with His seven Gifts. God's peace Paul.

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

Merry Christmas all and thanks for your kind thoughts. Emmanuel - God with us - may we never lose sight of that!

A Christmas Prayer
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Loving Father,
Help us remember the birth of Jesus,
that we may share in the song of the angels,
the gladness of the shepherds,
and worship of the wise men.

Close the door of hate
and open the door of love all over the world.
Let kindness come with every gift
and good desires with every greeting.
Deliver us from evil by the blessing
which Christ brings,
and teach us to be merry with clear hearts.

May the Christmas morning
make us happy to be thy children,
and Christmas evening bring us to our beds
with grateful thoughts,
forgiving and forgiven,
for Jesus' sake.

Amen.

God bless you all,
Paul.

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