What would you do if
you discovered you’d received cards from friends you forgot to include in your Christmas card list?   
You meant to do that, but …

But, it’s the eve-of-Christmas-Eve, and too late to put one into the mail so they’d get it in time for Christmas! 
You could send them an email or ecard but … 

But it’s just not the same thing. 
The clock is ticking.
Christmas is almost here
and will be over soon. 

Or, will it?

No, Christmas won’t be over on December 26th
because Christmas isn’t just one day. 
Christmas is an entire Season in the Christian Church.

Christmas Day begins the Season of Christmas
and is followed by eleven other days 
… the Twelve Days of Christmas!

Ignore the television celebrities who have been having special 12 day giveaways. 
Ignore the stores who will quickly remove the Christmas displays and put up Valentine’s Day displays.
Ignore it all
and enjoy the Twelve Days of Christmas
Each precious one of them.

The reality is – you’ve got time to enjoy Christmas!
You’ve got time to bake some cookies and take them to a neighbour or friend who is unwell. 
You’ve got time to send Christmas cards to family and friends. 
You’ve got time because …
Because the Season Christmas lasts until the end of January 5th!
Twelve days of Christmas!

Let “Soulistry” offer some help along the way of each of the Twelve Days
by way of a “Soulistry Reflection” which will appear on each of those twelve days. 

To read the reflections, there are three options:
Subscribe to the Soulistry blog  at www.soulistry.com/blog 
OR the Soulistry website www.soulistry.com and the Reflections will automatically come into your email
Join the Facebook Soulistry group at www.facebook.com/groups/soulistry  OR
Join the Facebook Soulistry “Church Year” group at www.facebook.com/groups/soulistrychurchyear

May the Season of Christmas … all Twelve Days …  extend the Spirit of Christmas beyond Christmas day.  
May the Spirit of Christmas dwell deep within. 
And may the Spirit of Christmas bring peace, joy, love, and hope
to our pandemic-riddled world.

I look forward to sharing the Christmas Reflections with you beginning Christmas Eve, then Christmas Day and then the rest of the Twelve Days of Christmas here on the Soulistry blog (www.soulistry.com/blog), the Facebook “Church Year” group (www.facebook.com/groups/soulistrychurchyear) or the “Soulistry” Facebook group (www.facebook.com/groups/soulistry).


© June Maffin