Christmas Blessing Meme

Rob over at Catholic Scripture Study has blessed me! Many thanks to him for this! I am obviously moving up in the blogging world :-)

In turn I am to bless three bloggers, so here they are:

One: Harry Gunkel over at the recently-birthed blog Mission to Jerusalem. Thank you Harry for reminding me of the conflict that we all face when we arrive in the Middle East, and quite particularly of the intractable tension of the Holy Land. Thank you for your honesty and candor.

Two: Aysha Alkusayer of In the Making! Shukran jazilan ya Aysha! I doubt that whoever started this thought it would spread to Muslim bloggers and bloggeraat (that's the Arabic feminine plural for 'blogger' :-) Thank you Aysha for being full of life (which is what your name means after all), for seeking wisdom, and sharing your insights and thoughts with us all. May our Creator guide us both to wisdom and everlasting life as we contemplate both feasts: ours of the birth of Jesus and yours of Eid al Adha--the feast of the sacrifice.

Three: Taylor Marshall of Canterbury Tales. Taylor, you provide a wealth of historical and ecclesiastical knowledge. I love it. Keep it coming! (I am still waiting for your explanation RE when bishops started wearing purple and why...)

If Harry, Aysha, and Taylow want to continue passing on this blessing all they need to do is:

a) bless 3 blog buddies each

b) Include the ‘God Bless you’ image in their post

c) Explain briefly why they are blessing the people they are blessing

d) pray/include in the post the prayer for the recipients of the blessing.

e)The recipient/sender of a blessing should type in the com box of Deb’s original post that a blessing has been sent to them so we can keep track of how many blessings are being given. For easy reference a link to her post will make it into Deb’s sidebar.


Rob said…
-I doubt that whoever started this though it would spread to Muslim bloggers-

LOL! And me, wanna-be traditional catholic that I am, after being tagged I immediately sent off blessings to an Anglican, a Romanian Orthodox Christian, and a "Novus Ordo" Catholic priest!

It's a crazy world!

Merry Christmas!
Aysha said…
Merry Christams Abu-Daud!

As many times as I've seen people get tagged it never happened to me. It continued to feel like the thing that happens to others, that when you DID tag me I didn't know what to do about it :")

Last christams, my family and I enjoyed traditional tree decorating with a friend of ours. We did the corn and cranberries threading and hung lots of little ornaments on the branches, remembering with her and her old friends where each one came from, which year, and which country. When she had first opened "a" box of all those little thingies, my husband and I smiled to each other thinking "those Americans are absurd collecting all the stuff!" But when we went through the process, when time slipped between our fingers, and the room became the tree, and the shoulders naturally rubbed against one another, December grew very warm. Life felt like a gift, and it did not matter that on christmas day all stores will be closed, and we will have no place to go.

Funny it is that multiple religious holidays stood back to back this year!

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