Christmas Road Trip

December 19th. I am off on a road trip today with the car loaded with special presents for some special people. Plus, I intend to do some shopping on the way. I will be back tomorrow with some pictures of the trip. So for today, enjoy another nativity story. And remember to enter the new Christmas giveaway buy clicking on the button on my sidebar.

Simeon. Simeon was an elderly man living in Jerusalem at the time of Jesus' birth. He was very righteous and devout, and it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death until he had seen the Lord's Christ. Now the Christ has arrived, and the prophecy fulfilled. With great joy, Simeon blesses God and says, "Lord, now lettest thou they servant depart in peace, according to thy word, for mine eyes have seen the salvation....."

In the spirit of the holiday, I have stepped aside from my true beliefs to tell this story of the nativity because, as I said earlier, old Catholics die hard. But after typing this I just had to jump in here and say, if someone told me that I wasn't going to die until I saw the Christ child, I think I would take a pass on viewing the babe. I mean really, I once passed up lunch with Princess Grace in her palace in Monaco just because I would have had to wear white gloves. I don't want to see anyone that badly!


clairedulalune said…
Yeah, it is true, old catholics do die hard! That really made me laugh, I can so relate. My granny was devoted, and if the family home didn't have the nativity under the tree, she would find some way to do something bad from up above, such as the fairy lights blowing up, things like that. Not worth it. So the nativity stays!
oldblackcatboo said…
OH! I could have gotten you a pair at the last estate sale that I was at! LOL!
I think You did right passing that lunch. The nobility do have really stupid ideas :-) :-)
But I´m not sure Simeon had a chance to choose, they seldome have in the Bible :-)
Have a great day now!
William Bezek said…
Drive safe in the snow today Jaz! White gloves, really? Gosh, I would have worn anything...or nothing at all to meet Princess Grace! I just wouldn't go for a drive with her.
First, I have to tell you, rock on with your bad self, white gloves huh? Me either.
Second, I have tried everyway possible to click on the button on the side bar to enter but to no avail. (I still would like to enter the giveaway though)
And third, you must have known that this was the year that I needed to teach my grands about the Nativity and we don't have one. So you, my dear, have been just what the pagan ordered. Teehee. Thanks and safe journey.
You're a woman of strong principles, Jaz!
Pricilla said…
I'm with you on the dying but the white gloves aren't too big an inconvenience for a free lunch.
Touchatou said…
Please take care ! I saw bad weather coming your way !
Suzie said…
Drive carefully, and stay longer if it means returning safely!

I agree with you. .I'd pass on the dying too, but am up in the air on whether I'd want to have tea With Grace. If it was in Monaco, and a personal tour was thrown in, I might go for it! ;-)
Rue said…
Have a wonderful road trip - do be safe! Wish you were coming my way, I'd have the Bailey's and hot chocolate ready, and then perhaps I could sample one of those 600 cookies - lol!
Bridgett said…
White gloves while eating?
I don't blame you in the least. ;)