Monday Music Moment – Bells Are Ringing

by Paul on December 24, 2012

This is one of my favorite songs – it just happens to be suitable for Christmas. Like the bells in this song, I, too, am calling the Light.

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Dolly December 24, 2012 at 5:01 am

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! My heart is full – I held the baby in the manger.

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Dolly December 24, 2012 at 7:42 pm

I recalled Pope Benedict’s XVI homily in
which he said:
“God’s sign is simplicity. God’s sign is the baby. God’s sign is that he makes himself small for us… God made himself small so that we could understand him, welcome him, and love him.”

“Let us ask the Lord to let us look upon him with that same love with which Mary saw him.”
~Pope Benedict XVI, Midnight Mass Christmas Homily, 2006

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Paul December 25, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Dolly,

A full heart at Christmas – who could ask for more?

Paul

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Fran Rossi Szpylczyn December 24, 2012 at 10:18 am

Amen! And blessings of Christmas to all!

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Paul December 25, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Fran,

Christmas blessings to you and yours. I hope you get the chance to get some well-deserved rest.

Paul

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Tim December 24, 2012 at 12:06 pm

This is such a beautiful song that helps us be aware of those that are way less fortunate than the majority of us, especially during this Season of joy, wonder glad tidings and camaraderie. As we celebrate this special day of Christ’s birth along with the holiday week that follows, let us all look for ways that we may individually work to help those in need.

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Paul December 25, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Tim,

As you say, we can never go wrong when our hearts go out to others.

Merry Christmas,

Paul

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Lynda December 24, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Beautiful and challenging to each of us as Tim has mentioned.

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Paul December 25, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Lynda,

If anyone is up to the challenge – you are!

Have a joyous Christmas,

Paul

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Chris December 24, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Thank you for this challenging, yet hopeful, reflection. Hopeful, because we know the Light is coming and there are people all over the world praying and waiting. Merry Christmas to all and thank you Father Paul for the lovely calendar!

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Paul December 25, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Chris,

And this year, more than in the past, I long for the Light to come.

Paul

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annette December 24, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Beautiful. I am a big fan of MCC. Merry Christmas to all at Loyola Press and thank you for the calendar which will hang in my little corner of inspiration. May the love that God generously gave us all those many years ago manifest in the way we live our lives. There will be special prayers for all of the PFO family tonight. And I wanted to share this song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-kHleNYIDc

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Paul December 25, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Annette,

Apart from “Grow Old With Me,” I don’t really know any other song by MCC, as you call her. I shall have to go exploring on YouTube.

Paul

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Emma December 24, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Ask not for whom the bell tolls………:)

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Paul December 25, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Emma,

A Hemingway reference? Way to go!

Paul

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Denise J December 24, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Thank you. I am grateful this Christmas for the chance to celebrate with all the people I love most. I appreciate the call to remember and pray for all that will not be able to celebrate at all.

May you all experience joy in abundance tomorrow. Merry Christmas, and God Bless us, everyone!

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Paul December 25, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Denise,

God has already blessed us in our Our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ.

Merry Christmas,

Paul

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Denise J December 25, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Amen!

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Carol December 25, 2012 at 4:49 am

Christmas Blessings.
This song is so beautiful and helped me get centred.

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Paul December 25, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Carol,

I am so glad. I hope you can stay centered throughout Christmas.

Paul

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