Tonight is Christmas Eve, when we commemorate Our Dear Lord coming down to live among us in human form. The Word was made flesh, as the apostle tells it.
Klein Verzet is on a Christmas break. Probably until the new year that awaits us beyond the 31st of December of the year that was 2010. Time away from the blogs and a time to focus the mind on the positive aspects of life: Family, friends and faith.
This year we'll leave you with a video that has been going around for a while now. It is a 'flash mob' choir singing Georg Friedrich Händels 'Hallelujah' from the 'Messiah' oratorio. The unlikely venue is a food-court in a rather pedestrian shopping mall.
Watch the reaction of the crowd. And note how beauty is all the more striking when it is confronted in such an every day and unexpected setting. Also pay a little attention to your own reaction. And reflect a little on what that may mean.
And so we bid you all very good holidays, and hope you will spend them with the food, drink, activities and company you enjoy best. On behalf of Ferdy and myself: A Very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.