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990: Hope you will share your Creche & your story as we walk together with the Holy Family

DAY 990: Thursday, December 1, 2022

Hope you will share your Creche & your story as we walk together with the Holy Family during this sacred time



Dear Emmaus Friends, all people on the Journey,

December 1st means we have 25 days to walk to Bethlehem with the Holy Family.

I am inviting you to walk and pray with the symbol St. Francis Assisi gave us in the 12th century.


The symbol is the Creche which means so much to all of us. I imagine you all have a little (or big) Creche that you share with friends and family, probably under the Christmas tree, on the mantelpiece over the fireplace, or some special spot in your home. We all have a favorite, maybe one or a few … one may have been given as a special gift, one may have come from afar with your ancestors, or maybe bought as a young person in the 5 & 10 cents store … picking out each piece to go into the stable.


Hope you will share your Creche & your story as we walk together with the Holy Family during this sacred time. (Please send a photo and your story to David for the blog on his email at kivamedia@gmail.com). Hopefully, we can fill up December's blogs with creches and your stories!


With Love and Joyful Hope,

Jacqueline



I will start:


She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a cratch.


That may not sound like a familiar translation of Luke 2:7, but back in the 1300s, the substitution of cratch for manger probably wouldn't have raised any eyebrows.


Back then spelling was imprecise, and several different words and spellings, including cratch, cracche, crache, and crecche, were used to describe a trough for holding feed for livestock or to identify the manger where Jesus was laid.


By the late 18th century, crèche (which we borrowed from French and now sometimes spell without the accent mark) had displaced those older forms, and the word had lost its former "manger" meaning, coming to refer instead to a representation of the Nativity scene itself.


10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.


11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior


12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.


13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward all.


The Secret Santas are working overtime this Christmas Season! Please choose someone(s) from the list below and buy for them or send a check to Patti England and her elves will do the shopping. Write Patti on her email at: pengland@sonic.net or call her at: (707) 217-8481. I'm sure she'd love to hear from you!





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