Posted on December 12th, 2011 by Chaplaincy in Tybed
Well, it’s the last week of term. assignments are being completed and handed in, the celebrities are home from the Australian jungle and the X factor is over for another year (thank goodness !)
Yet the fact that a number of things may be coming to an end, or at least having a breather does not mean that it is now the time to put our feet up – indeed, when we think of the number of things we may need to do between now and Christmas Day, it may be that we have just swapped one md rush for an0ther.
There’s certainly nothing wrong with getting our breath back after a busy time, but before we get fully on board the express train to Christmas, which doesn’t always seem to have any brakes (!) may we find time to stop and wonder at the meaning of the season, that behind the tinsel, the turkey, the presents and the twinkling lights, it is essentially the story about the birth of a baby, and not just any baby, but one who changed the course of history like no-one before or since.
So whatever the Christmas story means to you, whether it is just a fairy-story, merely an historical event or something which still means a lot today, may I, on behalf of the whole chaplaincy team, take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas.
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