Christmas Compassion

floods

Merciless rain and

Rising rivers wreak havoc.

Compassion prevails.

The sad tone of Carpe Diem’s Christmas Day episode #885  and its visit to the temple of Kannon, the goddess of mercy and compassion, turned my thoughts to those who have been unexpectedly touched by the power of nature this Christmas.

 

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Silent Night

Day 2 of Carpe Diem’s countdown to Christmas is  Silent Night.

This year, in our Christmas production, the children in the Nativity scene processed down the aisle to Silent Night.  Unfortunately, the Shepherds were in such a hurry to get there that  they overtook Mary, Joseph and the Angel, arriving at the stable first with no one to give their gifts to.  Such  little moments are what will be remembered and treasured by family and friends in the audience.

silent-night

Twinkling star, angels,

Traditional nativity,

Milestone of childhood.

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