Another Voice (Profound and Clear)-Richard Rohr

St. Nicholas Day

There is a great banquet that utterly relativizes and situates all our daily emotions, hurts, addictions and plans.  When you abide in your true Godself, the small self is always seen as limited, insecure and surely good—but still passing away.  We must eat from this big table to know who we really and finally are.

Our great myth of Santa Claus, of course, came from today’s Saint Nicholas, who was known for charity and gifts to poor children and young girls without dowries.  He would secretly throw sacks of money through their windows so they could experience a bit of this Great Banquet of God’s love.

Adapted from Preparing for Christmas with Richard Rohr, pp. 11-12

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