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In the spirit of Five Minute Fridays (on sabbatical for December) which is a writing exercise when a community of bloggers (a true literary league of all-stars) write for five minutes on the same specific prompt – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking, and then share your post. I love the opportunity so much, I decided to write anyway.  Also inspired by a blogger’s comment that we could still write, maybe about words of the Christmas season, like star, wisemen, gift … I looked at my Starbucks cup and the sleeve said, “Rekindle the season”.

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Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. ~ Matthew 2:1-2

No matter what the circumstances, somehow through Christmas life is
rekindled, joy is renewed, and love is shared in abundance.
It is like we turn a corner and somehow through the window of Christmas
with its festive beauty of wonder and light
HOPE displaces despair,
COMPASSION displaces hatred, and
TOGETHERNESS displaces loneliness
Family rekindle traditions that have been stored away.
Friends rekindle relationships that have been distanced by time, space
or hurt. Strangers rekindle charity to those less fortunate.
The eternal flame of love ignited through the
Christ child rekindles goodwill in all of us.
We love because He first loved  us and gave Himself for us.
We give because He gave so freely that we may live.
We celebrate because He was born,  Savior of the whole world.

Rekindle the season …
O come let us adore Him
He is Christ the Lord *Q