I believe for every drop of rain that falls, A flower grows...
I believeI believe A candle glows....
I believeI believe For anyone who goes astray,
Someone will come to show the way.I Believe, I believe.
I believe That above the storm, The smallest prayer will still be heard,
I believeI believe That someone in the great somewhere, Hears every word...
I believeEvery time I hear a new born baby cry, or touch a leaf or see the sky,Then I know why.....I believe.
Like every Christmas, I attended the midnight mass at St. Xavier's Parish with a beautiful memory of the services and the singing of the carols and ever loving 'Silent Night...Holy Night' - It has been translated into many versions 193+ versions of Silent Night in 130 languages including the German version "Stille Nacht" (Find Here).
Christmas time and it's time to be Spiritual and spread love, faith, peace around. I find so amazing is, the holy silence as the sermons are being read at the church. There is a spiritual feel in the air as the baby Jesus is born and everything is so different that makes one believe in a super power 'God'. The carols were just filled with joyous expressions and as we sang along, every moment filled my life with radiance of peace and joy. This year, there seemed to be more presence of non christians and the christmas festival is being celebrated by everyone, whatever the faith. (find my note of last year) O Holy night by Celine Dion sung with spiritual zeal touched my heart to see the presentation with the Lord's world in its vivid picturesque scenes.
The St. Xavier's Parish Crucifix was ordered from "Liturgical Images" Bandra, Mumbai. Sister Vimla was instrumental in selecting the Crucifix. The Crucifix is unique in its attractiveness. It towers above the congregation and looks down upon the celebrant and the alter.
As you can see in the picture, the Alter was sculpted and designed by Mr. Rock and Mr. Ronald Sequiera well known sculptors and wood carvers from Bhasien. The frontal face of the alter depicts the Last Supper carved delicately in wood. The Lectern also designed and sculpted by them depicts the four apostles. The base of the alter and the Lectern are of sea green marble.
Well, like I say, "Faith is a light that dispels ignorance and darkness around. Faith is the hope that keeps you surfing on the waves on a sea of storms. Faith is love. Faith is grabbing the magical moments in life. Faith is deciding, daring, challenging and striving to reach the goals. Faith in whom we believe is intimacy & commitment to fulfill service towards mankind. Faith is trusting in tomorrow and dreaming God’s dream of a beautiful world with love, peace and joy to humanity."
May this Christmas radiate your life with god's light - love, peace and happiness.
Click to find the Christmas pages and listen to Celine Dion 'O Holy Night' to fill your heart with hope and joy at the end of the year 2009. Merry Christmas:-)
- ilaxi patel
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