photoNativity at the Basilica of the National Shrine
of the Immaculate Conception

At vigil mass, as I meditated on the Nativity, my mind went back to my childhood.  Actually, lately my mind has been spending a lot of time there.  Recapturing the sense of awe of a child’s heart enhances this lovely season for me.  For some reason a Spanish Christmas carol I haven’t heard in years came to mind.  Let’s join the shepherds and go to Bethlehem with a joyful heart.

Now I must get hay and water for the camels to be ready for the Three Kings arrival tonight.