It’s the most “Wonder”ful time of the year! The Christmas season is here (Yay!!!) and the holidays are almost over (thank God!). Christmas, as we are all well aware of, is a season of giving generosity. There is something more at play here than just that, though. Christmas is the season of the coming of Christ into our realm, the giving of God of Himself to us. God is love and love is an outpouring of self to another person. Thus in this season of Christmas we share in the nature of God, in a small way, every time we act generously. It is a good and beautiful thing that we have a season devoted to giving, if merely to remind us once a year what a good thing it is to forget ourselves in sacrifice for another person. I believe the true magic of Christmas is rooted and caused by this generous love, which is symbolized by the presents we give each other.
That being said, we have some presents for all of you. We have had a lot of fun coming up with games and activities for the kids, so be sure to check out the Kids Korner and Around the House. We also have added another menu option, our Orthodoxy section. It’s our religious section. Now, we know that a lot of people think religious stuff can be boring, but we believe that religion is the conduit of life which grounds us in the fullness of Truth as well as our very selves.
In this vein, we tried to keep this menu option interesting by highlighting the enormous treasures our ancient religious culture gives us. Thus, we have meditations about Advent and Christmas from Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, Christmas practices and traditions from around the world, and a short Christmas prayer. We have kept our regular content a little shorter in lieu of all these recent changes.
I want to add, we’re trying to grow into what we’d like to become, and we want to apologize for the growing pains that come with that. We very much appreciate all the patience you continue to have with our foibles and awkwardness. We want to become a resource of truth and a safe haven of joy to you all. We want to become what our tagline suggests, a peaceful place for Catholic families. Right now, though, we’re more like teenagers learning to drive for the first time, so we’re grateful that you’re here.
If you enjoy our content please remember us in your prayers this Christmas season. If you want to do anything further, you can always follow us to get our most recent updates but you can help us in a special way by sharing any of our articles you like on Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media platforms. Viewership shows interest and expanding viewership will help us promote our site to potential future investors and donors.
I want to conclude by sharing my gratitude with you for taking the time to share in our content. You being here makes this endeavor worth all of the difficulties it takes to bring it into fruition. We only hope you enjoy partaking in our creative mission as much as we enjoy bringing it to you.
May God bless you, especially this Christmas season, and may He grant that your prayers come to pass. May you have a most holy and a very Merry Christmas.
Psssst! If you want a little peace and quiet for a few minutes from the kiddos, check out our article, activities for kids. All but one of them are activities they can do outside! Merry Christmas!