If I have this post scheduled correctly, it will post to my blog right about the time of the consecration at the Mass we will be attending tonight.
During that sublime moment when Christ deigns yet again to become present Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity among us, I will be praying for all of you (and I am grateful for your prayers for me, as well).
I will pray for all who read and post here, especially for those who have asked for prayer in the past year. I will pray for the atheists and agnostics, for the believers, for the Christians, for my fellow Catholics both cradle and convert. I will especially pray for two Christian gentlemen and their families, one of whom is drawing very near to becoming a Catholic, and one of whom is, if his writings have not misled me, about to begin a similar journey.
I will ask God's forgiveness for the times when I have failed to treat any of you with the full measure of human respect that your intrinsic human dignity is owed; I ask your forgiveness as well, if I have injured you with this sort of carelessness.
I will thank God very much for the gift of your company and the many things you have taught me this year. And I will beg Him to lead us all together into the bright and glorious company of Heaven when our time here is complete.
God bless you and yours, and Merry Christmas!