Fr. Dave's Take on It... 12/23/18:
Some things you need to know:
- “Obsession” is the most popular boat name.
- Hawaii is moving toward Japan 4 inches every year.
- Your brain uses up 20% of your body’s oxygen and calories.
- The least used letter in the alphabet is Q.
- A jiffy is 1/100th of a second.
- Cranberries are sorted for ripeness by bouncing them. A fully ripened cranberry can be dribbled like a basketball.
- The busiest shopping hour of the holiday season is between 3-4 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
- The average person laughs 10 times a day.
- Most people use blue toothbrushes.
- A group of frogs is called an army.
- 72% of Americans sign their pets names on their greeting cards.
- Walt Disney was afraid of mice.
- No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
- The # key on your keyboard is called an octotrophe.
- Frogs don’t drink; they absorb water through their skin.
- Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale.
- Most car horns honk in the key of F.
All of the above may help us in a game of trivia, but what we really need to know is what we celebrate on Christmas—how much God loves us. For Jesus to become one of us was really leaving his comfort zone and taking a risk. How successful would he be? Would we accept him? Would his living with us make any difference in how we would treat one another? But he took the chance because his love for us could not be contained in the halls of heaven—it simply had to be shared. Thus, Christmas is a time of sharing like none other –our love simply cannot be held in. Let us allow our love to flow freely this week—with family and friends, with those in need and those who are hurting, and with our God. Have a wonderful Christmas one and all!