Blooming Splendid

Anticipating more visitors to my home over the Christmas period, I made a more concerted effort to decorate. A few years ago, my inner puritan would scarcely bother; now, in the face of aggressive secularism, putting twinkling lights in my window was almost a statement of faith.

The best decoration I possessed, however, was my Christmas cactus which bloomed to the glory of heaven and continues to do so. Man is capable of much that is remarkable and praiseworthy, but his creations are but pale replicas and tributes to the greater works of God.