Wednesday Quotes
The Wednesday Before Christmas
December 23, 2015

holy-familyAs my family prepares for Christmas I think of the many people with whom I have been able to be in contact through Bacon from Acorns: old friends and new friends, and people I haven’t met in the flesh. It is a blessing and an honor for me to be in contact with you, even if but here on the web.

I sincerely hope that this will be a season in which you will be surprised by joy—akin to the simple joy I had the first time I tasted the bacon of my acorn-fattened pigs. It was a small window for me into a big truth: that the world is like a household, where things have been carefully arranged by a Father who is always thinking of his children.

On Christmas Eve Ethika Politika will post a short reflection of mine on how Aristotle can give us the key to understanding Christmas. I will send out that link tomorrow. Please have a Merry Christmas.

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  1. And a blessed Christmas to you, John, and the entire Cuddeback family! Thank you for your words of wisdom.
    P.S. Where did you get that beautiful picture of the Holy Family?

    1. Thank you Dan. I simply found this picture online; I’m not sure of its origin–I’m trying to figure that out. I’ll try to let you know if I find out.

  2. May your household be blessed and filled to overflowing with the gifts and fruits of the Spirit this Christmas and beyond.

    The blessing and honor is also ours, your readers’ every week, as you share ideals of virtue, your insights, and a glimpse into your life as you pursue them in the world. I, for one, have been motivated and taught to do better through your posts. Thank you.

  3. Your words, Malia, are very kind and very encouraging. Thank you from my heart, and a very Merry Christmas to you.

  4. Thank you for this post and Blessed Advent and Merry Christmas to you and your family. You are definitely a blessing to us. Can you tell me the name of this painting or who painted it? It is beautiful. I would like to acquire a copy.

  5. “tasted the bacon of my acorn-fattened pigs”

    NOW I get it!

    Merry Christmas to you, Professor.

    1. Glad to shed some light… Merry Christmas to you too.

  6. John, Into the new year already, the greeting is late. Regardless, Merry Christmas to you and to your family. Gratitude is a timeless virtue, and I wish to express mine for the work you have undertaken. God bless.