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Monday, January 5, 2015


Children have a sense of wonder. It is a gift that some adults need to cultivate. We need to take time to smell the flowers, to look at the stars, to touch the trees, to hear the birds . . .we need to use all of our senses to lose ourselves in wonder.
Poets hae this sense of wonder. We can develop it by taking time to contemplate what is around us. Here at Oakwood there is beauty everywhere I look. Flowers bloom even in January! But my sense of wonder during this Christmas season is cultivated by gazing on the Infant Jesus. I have a Christmas card on my desk that shows tha Infant Jesus sleeping in a manger. It awakens wonder as does the infant in the Chapel with arms outstretched...

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