Merry Christmas

From all of us here at Peach Pundit to all of you, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!

— Erick

The Gospel of Luke 2:1-20

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

“Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.



  1. saltycracker says:

    There is a tremendous feeling of individual comfort in sharing the traditions, teachings and music from the generations with loved ones. We celebrated last night at our Episcopal church as our family has done for hundreds of years as Episcopalians and before that the Church of England.

    It is noteworthy that our churches were born from worldly disagreement. As were the monotheistic religions, Christianity, Judaism and Islam that descended from Abraham.
    A few decades after this birth the masses crucified him and he died crying the last seven sayings from the cross.

    Interestingly, hospice workers today will tell you the deathbed thoughts of most today outside the self-reactions of distress or acceptance are for those close to them, the family they loved and those who loved them.

    The lesson is to lead our lives as individuals, loving and caring for those closest to us. The masses will either learn from the examples or crucify others while continuing the schisms – not necessarily for the wrong reasons.

    As this is a political blog, wouldn’t it be nice if the two political mobs acted in the best long term interest of the U.S. – it has been spelled out for them in their own commissions.
    But the leaders/judges like Pontius Pilate ultimately give in to the mobs.

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