Sunday, 25 December 2016

Christmas - a time for joy


The power of the unseen is greater than people can imagine.

Two thousand years ago a baby was born, a baby boy destined to become a religious leader,  a dangerous man whose words could overturn the status quo.  He had to be silenced. And like many others before and since he was tortured and killed.

His legacy was a simple message.

The message survived the Dark Ages and the Inquisitions and other trials and tribulations and its light was not extinguished.

Faith, Hope and Charity is quite a simple message. It is good to remind ourselves of the message from time to time. Christmas is such a time.

Regardless of one's belief or non-belief it is a blessing to mankind that such a man lived amongst us.

Here are some pictures taken last night in Vienna.








6 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures, it looks like it was raining in Vienna night. I like the crib, well I like them all, but it is nice to see the crib, and you of course. Have a happy day. I agree entirely with your words. Miracles never happen at the right moment, but we could do with a miraculous intervention right now. Have a Happy Christmas.

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    1. Thanks Rachel. The crib by the way is large, about a half life-size. The lights look nice after rain. It was only a light shower you might say :).

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    2. I forgot to say it's the Franciscan church. You can find it between the Cathedral of St. Stephen and the Marriott Hotel.

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    3. I think we will find it.

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  2. Great pictures. Pat and I had the pleasure of visiting Vienna a few years ago, and these pictures bring it all back.

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    1. Ideal weather for a walk. Little drop of rain keeps the madding crowd at bay- today 59F or 15C. Weather's like a roller coaster ride this year.

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