Remembering The Boston Tea Party . . .

Dec 16th

Last night as I sat watching The Nativity Story movie, my thoughts and attention were completely consumed by the depiction of how things were in those days, the hardships that the people of Israel endured.  Getting an idea of the humble beginnings of our Lord, and the very public and painful social aspects suffered by Mary and Joseph for the assumed indiscretion of being pregnant before officially married was eye opening.  Oh, how the world has changed!  Everyone assumed, I suppose with good reason, that Mary and Joseph had sinned . . . and nobody believed when the truth was told about Mary being pregnant with the Son of God.  Of course it would be difficult for them to accept – it was a monumental thing to be asked to believe!  I must assume that Mary felt such anguish as her friends turned their backs on her, and Joseph also!  The togetherness they felt with their community was shattered, all because they were following the will of God.  The strength of spirit, the determination to follow the path laid out in front of them . . . it just amazes me.  How difficult would that be?  Can you even imagine?  As the story unfolded, I was humbled beyond comprehension at what they endured, and at the miracle God chose them to be carry out, all so we could live.  It is for this reason we celebrate this season, and for this miracle we do not bow down to the politically correct mumbo jumbo and we proudly declare Merry Christmas!!!

Today is the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party.  Many events led up to the people rising against oppression and the overwhelming taxes imposed on the people by the British.  This revolutionary act changed the course of this nation, and brought her to what she eventually become.  I encourage you to look it up and refresh yourself on the details.  It’s pretty inspiring reading . . . and to be honest, I’d intended to do that for you, but I got so caught up in the movie that I kept forgetting to type!  Look at the events leading up to the Boston Tea Party, and compare them to events occurring in our own country and government today.  Tell me you don’t see similarities and I will probably tell you that you are either blind and deaf, or have been living under a rock in a completely different dimension.  Revolution was the answer once . . . what is the answer now?  I guess that is yet to be seen.

This Day In History

1733 – Boston residents protesting British taxation threw tea overboard on a British ship . The Boston Tea Party was the beginning of the American fight for independence.
1944 – The famous World War II “Battle of the Bulge” began.

Food Celebration of the Day

National Anything Covered in Chocolate Day – Cover just about anything with chocolate, and it goes from “ho hum” to “oh yum!” Strawberries are a natural, pretzels are great, but have you tried chocolate-covered chips or bacon?  No matter what it is you choose to cover in chocolate, this is a day for chocoholics to rejoice!  And of course the timing of this one, right in the middle of making Christmas treats, couldn’t come at a better time.

Have a wonderful Monday.  This is the last full week before Christmas, so there’s LOTS to do!  Time to get it done!  I’m thinking packages need to be shipped by Thursday at the latest if they are to get where they need to be in time!  I’d better start making my list of things I still need to go and get it done!  Merry Christmas, God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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