Well imagine you are sitting around your house not doing much of anything and an Angel appears next to you. Oh, and not just any Angel but the Archangel Gabriel. Now this is not just a social call, no… he tells you that you are going to be mother to God’s Son, Jesus Christ. Well, since you are a virgin this seems a little unlikely but who are you to argue with an Archangel? So you say “okay” and go on about your day. This is a poor representation of Mary’s day when she found out she would be the mother of God’s child. So today we celebrate that day, though we probably don’t know when the actual date was she got the news.
How to celebrate – Have a feast celebrating the good news! Read about Mary’s life. Celebrate the Joy.
Okay, so here is a day that is somewhat subjective. What kind of man do you consider Fabulous? What kind of a man do you consider wild? Well, if you know one that you consider is one or the other, today is not for them… they have to be both.. at the same time.
And is the feast about having dinner with them or about looking at them, or… again… both? What one considers makes someone fabulous, or wild, can vary so I doubt we will get everyone to agree on today. However, all things considered, this might be a good thing to be kept private. The feast, however, is open to celebration so long as no one really knows what you are feasting about.
Remember too that fabulous does not mean popular or great all the time. Einstein probably was never considered a hunk but he was great, and he was fabulous! I doubt that wild would apply in his case but what is considered wild by one may not have the same definition by another.
And then there are those that might be considered both fabulous and wild but not necessarily someone you would want to feast with, or over. So who do you consider consider both fabulous and wild? Do you actually know them or are they just someone you think is fabulous and wild?
For me, but I am a man, the most fabulous is obvious. And, considering what he did while he was alive, could be considered wild as well. And we all know what feast we celebrate with Him.
How to celebrate- Make a list of your most fabulous and wild men. Have a lunch at a gym. Go ahead and dream
The three kings of the orient did not reach the manger until January 6th, having followed the star that guided them to where the baby Jesus lay sleeping. When you look at your manger scene celebrating Christmas do you have the wise men there before they had actually arrived? Most of us do.
This is one of the reasons why there are twelve days of Christmas… it did not all come together in one single night as we have be told by legend. It did not probably even occur in December as we now celebrate. The date is not as important as the action.
The wise men brought gold, frankincense and myrrh. They were all valuable items in their day. These gifts that they brought to the baby Jesus is probably why we give gifts to each other at Christmas. We all know about gold, most of us have smelled frankincense but I doubt many of us have used myrrh.
Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar all brought the best they had to offer to the new born King. I don’t believe legend tells us how they knew about the birth, maybe there is a story that I have not heard of. Whatever the reason they came, following the star to lead them to their King. But it did not come on December 25h when The Baby was born.
How to celebrate – Don’t be so fast to end Christmas. Study the true meaning of the holiday and where the traditions came from. Find your own star to follow where God leads you.