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O come, all ye faithful
Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him,
Born the King of Angels;
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

O Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing all that hear in heaven God’s Holy Word.
Give to our Father glory in the Highest;
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

All Hail! Lord, we greet Thee,
Born this happy morning,
O Jesus! for evermore be Thy name adored.
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing;
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

Amen.

When the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by His grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.

~ Titus 3:4-7

To all who read this, have a very Merry Christmas, and a December filled with hope, grace, faith, charity, mercy and love. Jesus is Lord, love one another. ♥


Today’s painting is: Fray Juan Bautista Maíno’s “Adoration of the Shepherds”, 1612-14.

🎄 Jesus is the Reason for the Season 🎄