Thank you to my virtual friend, Bruce, for allowing me to repost this lovely story about the essence of Christmas. And to all of you and your families, my family and I wish you peace and love and joy now and in the coming New Year!
(Image Credit New York Daily News)
Several years ago I came across this story published in the New York Daily News by Karen Zautyk. She is a former Editorial Board member there who originally wrote this for her father, John. I think it captures the essence of Christmas being – most of all – for the innocent. Regardless of your religious beliefs I believe there is a life lesson within for all of us that cries out…we are all unique…and not alone.
O, Little Lamb…Who Made Thee?
It was cold in the stable that night and the animals were huddled together for warmth. The cows and the oxen and the donkeys.
And one little lamb.
Sad, scrawny little lamb, born lame and frail. Too frail to be out with the flock in the fields. The shepherds had carried it into the stable where it would be safe from the wind…
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