"The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried...God will not have his work made manifest by cowards. A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best; but what he has said or done otherwise shall give him know peace."
I occupied the role of Mary in a Nativity scene last night, Christmas Eve, and thought about the word "blessing." That Mary was Blessed. To carry Christ in her body was a Blessing and this is the Blessing which we now receive. We are Blessed to choose to occupy the roles that Christ sets before us, to make his work, his life, manifest in our own. A Merry and Holy Christmas to all. Christ is born!