Sunday, December 07, 2003

Saint Nicholas Paid a Visit to a Local Catholic Bookstore Yesterday

And Joseph received a few more chocolate coins besides the ones he found in his shoe on Saturday morning.

Here is a thought, why don't Catholics and Orthodox Christians make an all out attempt to reclaim the person of Saint Nicholas transforming him back into a bishop and emphasizing bringing gifts to the poor. In fact wouldn't it be a great idea to make Christmas not a time of exchanging gifts with each other but of totally directing our gift giving to the poor. Think of the great good that could be done if we spent even a fraction of what we waste on useless gifts that often are expensive if we gave like amounts to help feed, clothe and house the truly poor.