Hello and Merry Christmas 2005,
"Christ"mas 2005 was surely Christ filled, though for me, that's imperative since everything in my life is Christ filled. I belong to Christ and He to me not only today but everyday. It's been a while since I had the anguish of missing the Eucharist, but that happened yesterday. After the 24th midnight Mass, I had little sleep and went 41 hours without Holy Communion. I finally had communion at yesterday's evening Mass. Anyway, Christ I know now, is inseparable from me.
The Christmas day was memorable and some of the memories are visual. Those visual memories, or photos, I share here with you:
Our Crib - The Nativity
For the palates, there was cooked Turkey (not roast, quite soft to eat) and thanks to friends and mates from RV College, was most memorable and sweet. The lunch was wonderfully prepared and laid my mummy and most pleasing to look at. The mouth-watering menu included cooked Turkey (Indian style, Mangalore special - Indad) and Pulav (rich and tasty with dry fruits), Mutlin, and "Dukra mas".
Well, I invite you to identify the who's who at the table and the what's what on the table. Look at the picture and I promise an undisclosed reward for all entries.
Thanks to my friends, Vineeth and Deepak, the day was especially special. What better occasion to have a lunch with thickest (thick and thin), closest, bosom friends. Vineeth is a buddy who's been like one wonderful always present friend who may have given me gifts and help, but most of all the best memories of University college are his best gifts to me.
Deepak and I did the project together and along with Vineeth, he has been both personally and at work, a close and thick friend. Vineeth works for Emuzed and Deepak works for the giant IBM India. Most memorable was the time we spent on our semester projects. Both of the projects were great experiences for us and thanks to that wonderful experience, we grew from each other in a most constructive way.
Thanks to them for coming over and sharing in our joy.
Thanks Vineeth, for coming and for the beautiful photos.
Thanks Deepak, for you awesome greeting with such meaningful words.
Well, unfortunately I appear in both pictures, adding to the number of visible teeth :).
Grand uncle Greg was here and shared our joy. Thanks to him for coming and joining our celebrations.
There is no end with Christ and our joy continues...
Isaiah 9:2 - The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined.
Isaiah 9:6 - For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name will be called "Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
Isaiah 9:7 - Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David, and over his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and for evermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.
No end indeed to the joy and presence of God. No end in space - not to be left in the stable or the Church, but to live as love in us. No end in time, since He is for ever and He lives and rules for ever, He is alive and His Word is alive and active, sharper than a two edged sword and His Spirit reveals the Truth about God, the Paraclete He has promised, which teaches us and confirms His teaching, writing His law in our hearts, so that all learned and practiced law is united with Him and makes our law and lives perfect.
No end indeed...
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