Friday, December 29, 2017

5th Day of Christmas: Christmas is Just Beginning (Angels We Have Heard on High)

  Happy 5th Day of Christmas!  For very many us, it has been back on the job for the better part of the working week, and Christmas Day is disappearing in the rear-view mirror.  There is no more Christmas music blaring at us in retail stores, and the only traces of the late "holiday" are the rapidly dwindling stacks of left-over merchandise festooned with 50% OFF signs.   
     We Christians, however, know something that the rest of the world out there doesn't: we're not even half-way through Christmas yet. Today is only the 5th Day of Christmas, a Solemnity in the Octave of Christmas.  Even if nobody else seems to notice, you have every reason to go about your business humming “Gloria in excelsis Deo!”  Here’s a Little Something to help you along.  Merry Christmas!