A Christmas Wallpaper

December 25, 2018

I want to thank everyone who visits here and tell you that your reading makes a difference. You lift my writing spirit, encourage me to keep after a story. And so … this small gift in return, a Christmas wallpaper.

The quotation is from John O’Donohue’s 1998 reflection aired on BBC Radio. He’s one of my favorites. Here’s an excerpt from that Christmas message of twenty years ago.



Christmas awakens wonder in the heart. All belief depends on wonder. Where there is no wonder, there can be no faith. Wonder is a beautiful way of seeing. Wonder never rests on the surface of a fact or situation. It voyages inwards to discover why something is the way it is. Wonder celebrates the mystery and depth of presence that is within us and around us. It has no greed to grasp or own the heart of a thing … Wonder keeps experience fresh and original. At the Winter Solstice the divine presence stirs in the crib of the heart infusing our eyes with the glow of wonder.