Just try to enjoy them.

Last fall, I received a letter from a student who said she would be “graciously appreciative” if I would tell her “just what enlightenment” I expected her to get from each of my stories. I suspect she had a paper to write. I wrote her back to forget about the enlightenment and just try to enjoy them.

—Flannery O’Connor

True Marvels

The shepherds have just seen a vision of angels and heard them singing and praising God.

But the shepherds do not comment on or sensationalize this marvel. Instead, they begin a quest.

True marvels lead us and rouse us to go forth.

(Msgr. Brian Mansfield)

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