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Saint of the Day: Bl. César de Bus

Roses

Simcha Fisher - published on 12/25/15

See how the small king opens His arms to you with all His strength. See the roses blooming in the dead of winter.

It was hard to choose just one painting by Texas artist James B. Janknegt, who generously gave his permission to share his work. This one seemed to reach out especially to so many of my friends who are suffering today, separated from their children, spending Christmas day in the hospital, or waiting for the doctor to come, or looking forward to the new year with fear or dread, or facing the day alone.

See the roses in His palms, red as blood. They began to bloom on Christmas morning, and they are the flowers of love. His arms are outstretched for you.

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