Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue

Why I Love Christmas Eve

posted by Beyond Blue

xmas tree.jpg

This is why I love Christmas Eve. From Cistercian Abbot Andre Louf about the beauty and joy of Christmas night:

That is the joyful message of the night of Christmas: if the little child who was born in Bethlehem is truly the Son of God, then from that moment on everything becomes possible. Then the outlook of the world will change, every hurt will have meaning because it will be healed, every cloud of darkness will be swept away by the light, and every sorrow turn into joy. For in this little child of Christmas God’s grace is revealed for the salvation of all. From this point on every human weakness will be clothed with the power of God’s Son, cherished and caressed by his love.

Comments read comments(8)
post a comment

posted December 23, 2011 at 10:08 am

Therese, thank you for showing up and being honest and informative and witty all year. You and your family are in my prayers for the holidays and coming year.

report abuse

Rita Palanjian

posted December 24, 2011 at 9:06 am

Merry Christmas, Therese, many blessings to you and your loved ones. Thanks for the daily gift you give to your readers.

God bless.

report abuse


posted December 24, 2011 at 11:28 am

Thank you Therese, for sharing your life and Faith with us.

Blessings to you and yours.

report abuse


posted December 24, 2011 at 11:46 am

Blessings to you and yours this Holiday Season and for being such an incredible anchor for many of us that my not have the gift of writing so beautifully.

You are a beautiful gift to all.

report abuse


posted December 24, 2011 at 1:47 pm


report abuse


posted December 24, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Therese…You are a blessing to many and all
who come to this blog…Christ’s peace and joy be yours, now and all throughout the coming year! Loved the meditation from Andre Louf..thanks for sharing his special thoughts of Christ’s birth with us! Merry Christmas!

report abuse

Christina Curry

posted December 27, 2011 at 10:14 pm

I feel the same way about Christmas Eve. It is more important to me than Christmas Day. What I also love about Christmas Eve is the midnight church service. That is my main Christmas. I look forward to that all year.
Wishing you a Blessed, Happy and Healthy New Year. All the best to you and your Family. Many good wishes, Christina Curry

report abuse

peggy w

posted December 30, 2011 at 10:29 am

This must be true or there is no meaning to life.

report abuse

Post a Comment

By submitting these comments, I agree to the terms of service, rules of conduct and privacy policy (the "agreements"). I understand and agree that any content I post is licensed to and may be used by in accordance with the agreements.

Previous Posts

Seven Ways to Get Over an Infatuation
“Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered am I” wrote US songwriter Lorenz Hart about the feeling of infatuation. It’s blissful and euphoric, as we all know. But it’s also addicting, messy and blinding. Without careful monitoring, its wild wind can rage through your life leaving you much like the

posted 12:46:43pm Feb. 19, 2014 | read full post »

When Faith Turns Neurotic
When does reciting scripture become a symptom of neurosis? Or praying the rosary an unhealthy compulsion? Not until I had the Book of Psalms practically memorized as a young girl did I learn that words and acts of faith can morph into desperate measures to control a mood disorder, that faithfulness

posted 10:37:13am Jan. 14, 2014 | read full post »

How to Handle Negative People
One of my mom’s best pieces of advice: “Hang with the winners.” This holds true in support groups (stick with the people who have the most sobriety), in college (find the peeps with good study habits), and in your workplace (stay away from the drama queen at the water cooler). Why? Because we

posted 10:32:10am Jan. 14, 2014 | read full post »

8 Coping Strategies for the Holidays
For people prone to depression and anxiety – i.e. human beings – the holidays invite countless possibility to get sucked into negative and catastrophic thinking. You take the basic stressed-out individual and you increase her to-do list by a third, stuff her full of refined sugar and processed f

posted 9:30:12am Nov. 21, 2013 | read full post »

Can I Say I’m a Son or Daughter of Christ and Suffer From Depression?
In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, we read: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” What if we aren’t glad, we aren’t capable of rejoicing, and even prayer is difficult? What if, instead, everything looks dark,

posted 10:56:04am Oct. 29, 2013 | read full post »

Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.