Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”-- which means, “God with us.”

When Joseph awoke, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus. - Matthew 1:18-25

Merry Christmas to all you Paquistas out there, and my best wishes for a prosperous, happy and healthy New Year.

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Unrelated, but I'd also like to wish happy birthday to the suit.

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Update: A hilarious collection of holiday links from Shadowlands.


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Paco and readers

"dey call the baby jejus and they loved him" :)


SwampWoman said...

Merry Christmas to all

(and to all a good night!)

Irobot said...

Have a Happy and Holy Christmas Paco, and a safe and Happy Christmas to all who stop here for respite.

Nashville Beat said...

Merry Christmas to you and Mrs. Paco, and a happy and healthful New Year to both of you!

Merilyn said...

Enjoy your Christmas day, Mr and Mrs Paco and family.
May all the people who visit here have a peaceful and joy filled day as well. Merry Christmas.

Yojimbo said...

A very Merry Christmas to the family Paco and to all those in Paco Nation, I really enjoy reading the contributions of everyone.

And a belated Happy Festivus even though you have already Festivated.
The Yojimbo is all about tolerance and understanding.:)

JorgXMcKie said...

Merry Christmas to the Pacos and all readers and commenters from the pagan.

WV: belsis -- the Christmas belsis ringing.

Anonymous said...

I was down with a terrible cold all day yesterday and the kids had the day with the other grandparents which means TODAY is Family Christmas Gathering at our house! So...

...practice Christmas EVERY day, as Scrooge learned to do!

Now, where'd I put that pie...

missred said...

hope you and yours had a wonderful christmas!