7 Quick Takes Friday (set #83)

7 Quick Takes Friday

This week: A Christmas classic update in memory of Sandy Hook children. Father Barron’s comments on the tragedy. An amazing, young pro-life activist. For those still confused, why marriage is between a man and a woman. Jesus vs. Santa. Linus’ Christmas monologue. A Christmas flash mob.

— 1 —

Sad Angel

Twas’ 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38,
when 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven’s gate.
Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air.
They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.

They were filled with such joy, they didn’t know what to say.
They remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
“Where are we?” asked a little girl, as quiet as a mouse.
“This is heaven.” declared a small boy. “We’re spending Christmas at God’s house.”

When what to their wondering eyes did appear,
but Jesus, their savior, the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
Then, He opened His arms and He called them by name.

And in that moment was joy, that only heaven can bring
those children all flew into the arms of their King.
And as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus’ face.
And as if He could read all the questions she had
He gently whispered to her, “I’ll take care of mom and dad.”

Then He looked down on earth, the world far below
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe.
Then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
“Let My power and presence re-enter this land!”
“May this country be delivered from the hands of fools.”
“I’m taking back my nation. I’m taking back my schools!”

Then He and the children stood up without a sound.
“Come now my children, let me show you around.”
Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran.
All displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.
And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
“In the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT.”

— 2 —

Father Barron on Sandy Hook:

— 3 —

Lia Mills is an amazing pro-life activist. She has a solid grasp of the issues and effectively communicates them. Lia is a few years older now, but started her work in 7th grade. She took the pro-life side in a debate, fully supported by her Canadian public school teachers (I jest). This was her speech:

David Warren wrote about Lia for The Catholic Thing. He compares her (an apt comparison, IMHO) to Catherine of Siena. Lia continues to produce pro-life videos for her YouTube channel. I will continue to feature her here.

— 4 —

Marriage – explaining the obvious – why it is between a man and a woman:

— 5 —

Jesus and Santa: alike?

Spotted by Marcel

— 6 —

“Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?”

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This Christmas flash mob from 2 years ago has now received 40 million views on YouTube:

Some random thoughts or bits of information are worthy of sharing but don’t warrant their own full post. This idea was started by Jennifer Fulwiler at Conversion Diary to address this blogging need. So, some Fridays I too participate when I have accumulated 7 worthy items. Thank you Jen for hosting this project!


  1. #3 Thank you for introducing me to Lia Mills! She is amazing.
    #6 Linus knows.

    God Bless you and welcome home to the Catholic Church! Cindy

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