Saturday, December 25, 2010

A Christmas Carol

The Christ-child lay on Mary’s lap,
His hair was like a light.
(O weary, weary were the world,
But here is all aright.)

The Christ-child lay on Mary’s breast
His hair was like a star.
(O stern and cunning are the kings,
But here the true hearts are.)

The Christ-child lay on Mary’s heart,
His hair was like a fire.
(O weary, weary is the world,
But here the world’s desire.)

The Christ-child stood on Mary’s knee,
His hair was like a crown,
And all the flowers looked up at Him,
And all the stars looked down.

--Gilbert Keith Chesterton 

(A blessed Christmastide to you all, dear readers. I thank you for all of your lovely comments and well-wishes and, most especially, for your prayers. And I pray that Almighty God will richly bless you and your dear ones during these twelve joyful days in which we celebrate Our Blessed Savior's holy birth. May Our Lady be near you throughout this sacred season.--KS)


  1. Merry Christmas! I'm happy if you're feeling better and are up and about. God bless you and yours!

  2. God bless you, dear Kindred Spirit. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  3. Thank you very much, H. Heide and Hannah, for your very nice words--and for persevering through many days of this blog without hearing from me. I am back and, God willing, I am here to stay. I hope that the second day of Christmas has been a beautiful one filled with blessings for you and your dear ones. Thank you for your prayers--they have helped tremendously--and may God bless you.