Matt C. Abbott
'Symbols of Christmastide'
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By Matt C. Abbott
December 24, 2014

Wishing my readers a very blessed Christmas and New Year! Many thanks for all your moral and spiritual support.

The following is a lovely Christmas poem by Susan E. Gorski.



Symbols of Christmastide

By Susan E. Gorski

Ascending from the dawn of man
The Incarnate Word, God's holy plan
For sin had crept in to the garden
Turning away; man's heart did ever harden

By allegory we adorn a tree
In honor of the Blessed He
Foretelling grace that we have heard
Someone to pay the debt of the earth

The forest surrendered its very best
That all, who have passed, might be free to rest
Soon upon its trunk stretched the King of Kings
Now as we decorate it, we respect these things

Beneath its foliage I have placed a nail
To honor Him Who was thus impaled
With lights and ornament my tree adorned
A tribute to Him Who arrives Christmas morn

Every light, every trimming is placed with care
Every hope, every dream, every heart, everywhere
The Christmas tree, I find, is the foreshadowing of Him
Who comes into this world to conquer our sin

© Matt C. Abbott

 

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Matt C. Abbott

Matt C. Abbott is a Catholic commentator with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication, media and theatre from Northeastern Illinois University. He also has an Associate in Applied Science degree in business management from Triton College. Abbott has been interviewed on MSNBC, Bill Martinez Live, WOSU Radio in Ohio, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's 2019 "Unsolved" podcast about the unsolved murder of Father Alfred Kunz, WLS-TV (ABC) in Chicago, WMTV (NBC) and WISC-TV (CBS) in Madison, Wis., and has been quoted in The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and other media outlets. He is mentioned in the 2020 Report on the Holy See's Institutional Knowledge and Decision-Making Related to Former Cardinal Theodore Edgar McCarrick (1930 to 2017), which can be found on the Vatican's website. He can be reached at mattcabbott@gmail.com.

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