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Preparing for Christmas

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Karl Rahner

Have the courage to be alone. Only when you have really achieved that, when you have done it in a Christian way, can you hope to present a Christmas heart, that is, a gentle, patient, courageous, delicately affectionate heart, to those whom you are striving to love. That gift is the real Christmas-tree gift; otherwise all other presents are merely futile expense which can be indulged in at any time.

Michael Leunig

Love is born
With a dark and troubled face
When hope is dead
And in the most unlikely place
Love is born:
Love is always born.

God help us to live slowly:
To move simply:
To look softly:
To allow emptiness:
To let the heart create for us.