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Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Cultural Jew Finds Faith and Joy at Christmas

"As a Jewish child, I never celebrated Christmas. I found out what I was missing on Christmas Eve, 1973.

"My high school boyfriend Brian invited me to join his family for their celebration. The event floored me. It wasn't just the illuminated tree, the music, and the pleasure of opening gifts. It was the power of the holiday to transform Brian's ordinary family.

"Laughing, singing hymns, praying -- they were absolutely radiant. I had never seen them so joyful. And in their presence, I felt joyful, too.... more

1 comment:

Dolorosa said...

That was a great story. Now someone needs to explain to her what happened at Vatican II and the difference between the novus ordo and the Latin Mass.