Sunday, December 14, 2008

Mary's Christmas Dream

I had a dream Joseph.

I don’t understand it, not really, but I think it was about a birthday celebration for Our Son.
I think that was what it was all about.

The people had been preparing for it for about six weeks.
They had decorated the house & bought new clothes.
They’d gone shopping many times & bought elaborate gifts.

It was peculiar though, because the presents were not for Our Son.
They wrapped them in beautiful paper & tied them with lovely bows, & stacked them under a tree.
Yes, a tree Joseph, right in their house.

They decorated the tree also.
The branches were full of glowing balls & sparkling ornaments.
There was a figure on the top of the tree.
It looked like an angel might look.
Oh, it was so beautiful.

Everyone was laughing & they were very happy.
They were all excited about the gifts.
They gave the gifts to each other Joseph, not to Our Son.

I don’t think they even knew Him.
They never mentioned His name.

Doesn’t it seem odd for people to go to all that trouble to celebrate someone’s birthday if they don’t know Him?

I had the strangest feeling that if Our Son had gone to this celebration, He would have been intruding.

Everything was so beautiful Joseph, & everyone was so happy, but it made me want to cry.
How sad for Jesus not to be wanted at His own birthday party.

I’m glad it was only a dream.
How terrible Joseph, if it had been real!!!!

“Let’s put Christ back in to Christmas” for then there will be Peace on Earth for all Men.


Therese said...

“Let’s put Christ back in to Christmas” for then there will be Peace on Earth for all Men.


I have passed The Marie Antionette Award onto you RD.


Pam H. said...

Fr. Jim Shelton in Australia sent me a bookmark with this on it. I'm in Houston, Texas. I wonder if you know him.

RD said...

Sorry Pam, I don't know Fr Jim Shelton...but I got this from a book mark too!

Pam H. said...

Fr. Jim was at All Saints' Chapel, Allendale Square, St. George's Terrace, Perth WA, last I heard - don't know if you'd care to look him up.

Esther said...

This was new for me. Thanks so much for sharing it!

RD said...

Oh he's a long way away.
I'm in NSW.
But I'll remember his name now, thanks Pam:)