Monday, December 31, 2018

New Year's Eve

Today we celebrate New Year’s Eve.  In many parts of our world it is already 2019.  It is always nice to watch the different celebrations around the globe as the hype for New Year’s Eve celebrations continue to escalate.   As the old year draws to a close let us cherish all the good things that have happened! May we learn from all the different experiences and remember that the love of God, family and friends is what we truly need to be a people of peace. Let us remember to pray for one another, care for one another and be at peace with one another. May 2019 be filled with many blessings for all! Happy New Year to one and all!

Pat Schifini, OSU

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

A Christmas Poem


That You should choose the night
And bathe the dark awash in light!


That You should come so small
And not look like a king at all.


That straw should line Your bed,
The throne to which Your sheep are led.


That wise men chart a star
To seek and find You where You are!
The star in darkness;
Straw and sheep;
Shepherds, angels --
Symbols deep.


That You should choose these signs --
Such simple ones, like bread and wine.
In all our darkness
Pierce our night.
Let Love shine forth
To be our LIGHT!

Anne Therese Dillen, OSU