Friday, December 24, 2010
In my family, Christmas Eve is a time of counting blessings and wishing them for the coming year. There's a Polish tradition called oplatek (pronounced oh-pwa-tek) in which we share a wafer with one another while sharing our wishes for the coming year. It's meant to be a time of renewal, forgiveness, and new beginnings. So to you, my dear friends, I wish a year filled with love, peace, and hope. May your blessings be abundant and your eyes be renewed to see the most priceless gift of all, Jesus in our midst.