For the past week or so, those of us in the Merrimack Valley have been living the Christmas carol that says, “Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful…” When I got the newspaper this morning the temperature was -2º Fahrenheit. To break with the bleak weather outside, I’ve decided to post some “phone photos” from a walk I took along the Merrimack River in Lowell with Father Christopher Wallace about a month ago.
Remember: The best way to prepare for Jesus’ nativity at Christmas is by making a thorough examination of conscious and a good confession. Unprepared hearts are like the inns in Bethlehem that did not have a place for the Holy Family to stay. May each of us make plenty of room in our hearts for the newborn King, Our Lady, and Saint Joseph.