Just an addendum to today’s blog- just because…
Today, December 6th is the feast of St. Nicholas. For those of us who grew up in a culturally German-Catholic household, this was a feast day to be celebrated. In my youth, I remember my parents telling me to set my shoes on the front porch, and St. Nicholas would visit and give a little gift. I have perpetuated this with my own children, and they have passed it on to their own children.
Santa Claus as we know him, I believe, is a remnant of the original St. Nicholas- you know, good old “St. Nick”.
So, if you are so inclined, take up this fun tradition. It might be a little more significant, knowing that it was celebrated, because St. Nicholas was known as a bearer of gifts. Of course, the reason we celebrate the season is because a great gift was given to us in the person of the Messiah, Yeshua (Jesus), who would save people from their sins.