|A later Nativity, also by Giotto.|
|By Rembrandt, the Angel Appearing to the Shepherds in the field.|
Which brings us to the last point,...
This Christmas, with all its particulars and intimate details, has been created for you and you alone by God to provide for all you need right now; next Christmas will be different, and the next Christmas, but this Christmas is to provide what you need at this point in your journey. There may be things you want, but you don't need, or there are things don't want, but do need and only God knows what you need, and He will provide for you, just as shelter was provided for Joseph and Mary when there was no room at the inn. But you must be open to receiving the Gift He wants to give you, all the gifts, not just some of them. With that, I pray God, in His infinite goodness and abundance, will bless you with that Gift of Wisdom, the greatest gift for which we mere mortals can hope. May the richness of Christ's blessings be upon you today and all time!
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