“One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.” ― J.K. Rowling
My brother John was wearing fancy striped socks, so fancy that I made fun of him. He said proudly, “For Christmas last year, I was given a gift of “The Sock of the Month Club.” I quipped that I like my socks from CVS. But truth be told, I am a bit of a mismatched sock hoarder: I have a whole dresser drawer full of odd socks, and I bet 3/4 of them don’t have a mate.
Books work better for me! Both because I feel free to pass them on to others who might like reading them, and because keeping my favorites on the shelf in my living room is a source of great comfort and joy for me.
For today’s Advent prep. reflection:
What do you like to get for Christmas?
What don’t you like to receive, or what do you get too often or too much of?
If these two don’t match, have you ever thought of getting yourself a Christmas present?
Extra-credit: Read Psalm 8 at least twice today with significant time between readings. What is God saying to you?