is Love alive?

O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear

Please, appear. Just appear. It’s time.

Israel is so much larger, scarier than it was before, and we have become a disease upon ourselves. We rape what we can’t have, we steal instead of earn, we lord over each other with wealth, and possession, and finery. We chase success instead of satisfaction, we ravage instead of grow. We hurt instead of heal. We hate instead of love. We turn everything that is blessed into a sin. Simply because. Simply because the two basic rules you gave us, rules that even a small child understands, we have decided we can not – will not – accomplish. We will NOT love you above all else. We will NOT love our neighbor as ourselves. We will not, damn You. You, in Your wisdom, offered us a choice. We, in our willed ignorance, have made it.

Please appear. Please. So that we might finally be able to…

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.


ARGYLE: Mind if I play some tunes?

MCCLANE: How 'bout some Christmas music?

ARGYLE: That is Christmas music.

This is Christmas music… As “Christmas” as I’m able to provide today.

13 thoughts on “is Love alive?

  1. What a beautiful and moving post you have shared today, T. ‘As Christmas as I’m able to offer today’….what you’ve offered is the essence of Christmas, but some are too closed-minded to see that. Wishing you and yours the fullness of peace and blessings this festive season brings.

    Take care,


    • (Among many), my favorite line that Carter USM ever laid down was “if Love is the answer, what was the question?”

      Today, I feel about as confused.

  2. i don’t like it when you’re uplifting and positive. That puts pressure on me to lighten the hell up…

    seriously, this is wonderful. Hope your holiday keeps looking up.

  3. Reblogged this on Rendezvous With Renee and commented:
    I usually hate Christmas songs. Most of the time they’re awful and they bring me absolutely no joy. My dear friend t posted this beautiful song and I just had to reblog it. I hope you all enjoy it, and if you don’t follow t you’re missing out. The man is quite a talent. Please follow him. Merry Christmas my friend. Merry Christmas.

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