Quote of the Day: Christmas Gifts


“And when we give each other Christmas gifts in His name, let us remember that He has given us the sun and the moon and the stars, and the earth with its forests and mountains and oceans—and all that lives and move upon them. He has given us all green things and everything that blossoms and bears fruit and all that we quarrel about and all that we have misused—and to save us from our foolishness, from all our sins, He came down to earth and gave us Himself.” – Sigrid Undset

December 26 is Boxing Day. Although it is mainly regarded as the day for after-Christmas sales, traditionally it is the day when gifts were presented by the fortunate to the needy. Today’s quote, especially after yesterday’s exchange of presents, reminds us of the gifts we have received unasked that are of the greatest value. Take a little time today to reflect on our good fortune in being alive to enjoy the gifts of living on our good Earth.

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  1. Percival Thatcher

    I still say fisticuffs should be involved.

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  2. Arahant Member

    Thank you, Seawriter. That’s a beautiful quote. It’s always good to go back to the true Founder of the Feast, the one Source.

    This is the Quote of the Day. Our sign-up sheet for December is here and still has three openings starting with Christmas. (Surely somebody here has a time machine, right?) We welcome new participants and new members to Ricochet to share their favorite quotations.

    Another ongoing project to encourage new voices is our Group Writing Project. December’s theme is ‘Tis the Season. If you’re looking to share your own thoughts rather than those of others and have some ideas about the holiday(s) season we are entering, why not sign up there?

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  3. Saint Augustine Member
    Saint Augustine

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  4. colleenb Member

    Sigrid Undset had so many difficulties in her life but lived a beautiful life of faith. Thank you for the quote.

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