Good King Wenceslas

Something for the feast day of Saint Stephen, the first of the glorious line of martyrs for Christ.  Good King Wenceslas has always been one of my favorite Christmas Hymns.  We see in this hymn how the love of Christ in the breast of the King translates into immediate and personal action on his behalf to aid the poor man.  The winter storm are the adversities of life that deter so many of us from good works.  Following boldly in the footsteps of the saints can allow us to conquer all obstacles in our path to carrying out  that prime command of Christ:  “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

The first video is by Bing Crosby and is the finest rendition of the hymn I have heard. (more…)

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Published in: on December 26, 2014 at 5:30 am  Comments Off on Good King Wenceslas  
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