Sunday, December 19, 2021

Sunday Music: Do You Hear What I Hear


It's not about snow, presents, shopping, Santa Claus, elves, trees, yule logs, silver bells, reindeer, department store sales, getting home, being home, family, or any superficial nonsense.

It's a celebration of the story that almighty God set aside his heavenly glory to be born a mortal man amidst the lowest of the low, which unfathomable mystery makes any subsequent miracles not simply possible, but rather expected: it's the mass of Christ incarnate, as a gift from God in heaven to the entire human race. Hence the name.

It's your business whether you believe any of that or not, or what you do with that knowledge. But that, and that alone, is what all the fuss is about, and has been for over two thousand years.

Merry Christmas to one and all.

Best Wishes for you and yours for this Christmas season, in spite of any and all that the world and its inhabitants may do to spoil your joy this season.


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas.

God Bless.


The Freeholder said...

And a Merry Christmas to you. Aesop.

Tripwire said...

Well said, Aesop. The Only Port in a storm.

Anonymous said...

Maybe I'll spoil THEIR joy instead,these paranoid destructive twats that they are and continue proving themselves to be.

Wayne said...

And a little child shall lead them.

SFTOBEY said...

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you and yours, Aesop.

John Wilder said...

Merry Christmas to all.

Nobody can ruin my Christmas except me. Ours will be smaller than ever (as far as presents) and will be, my prediction, better than ever.

Bear Claw Chris Lapp said...

Merry Christmas to you and all your family Aesop. It has been a good year inspite of the twats because of the Reason for the Season.I also wish all of us a Merry Christmas and thank you all for the entertainment. Have you not been entertained and educated this year.

He was born in a barn, laid in a feeding trough because the lowly shepherds were claimed as outcast and untrustworthy that they would not have been allowed in the Inns. Having been the first to be notified of the miracle they were included and came to see the miracle and first to spread the word.

I to am a shepherd wondering this earth, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.

June J said...

Merry Christmas Aesop! I value your blog for educating and entertaining me throughout the year!

T said...


Don't know if you've seen this yet or not, but it's a great "earworm" for Christmas.

Vince said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours Aesop.

Aesop said...


Mike Rowe broke into show business as an opera singer.
Not a lot of people know that.