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  • Winter Solstice

    On this shortest day of the year, I wish all my Scouter friends a very joyous Winter Solstice. May your new year bring personal growth, community service, and family happiness.

  • #2
    And to you Trevorum: Joyeaux Solstice

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    • #3
      Trevorum, I hope your New Year is warm and prosperous.

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      • #4
        "Because even the day of his birth contains the mystery of his light. That, you see, is what the apostle says: The night is far advanced, while the day has drawn near; let us throw off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; let us walk decently as in the day (Rom 13:12-13). Let us recognize the day, and let us be the day. We were night, you see, when we were living as unbelievers. And this unbelief, which had covered the whole world as a kind of night, was to be diminished by the growth of faith; that's why, on the day we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, the night begins to be encroached upon, and the day to grow longer.

        So, brothers and sisters, let us keep this day as a festival; not, like the unbelievers, because of that sun up there in the sky, but because of the one who made that sun. That which was the Word, you see, became flesh, in order to be able for our sakes to be under the sun. Under the sun, indeed, in the flesh; but in divine greatness over the entire universe, in which he placed the sun. Now, though, he is also over that sun even in the flesh, the sun which people worship instead of God, because in their mental blindness they cannot see the true sun of justice.

        - St. Augustine.

        A Happy Solstice and a Merry Christmas to you all.

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