Wait. . . WHAT???
You heard me right! Today, is the Feast of Stephen! Have you ever sang the song 'Good King Wenceslas'?
You know. . .
Good King Wenceslas looked out
On the feast of Stephen
When the snow lay round about
Deep and crisp and even
Well, today is the feast of Stephen that the song is referring to. And the Stephen that the feast celebrates, is the Stephen in the Bible who was stoned as the first martyr for Christ. So take a moment today to remember those who have suffered for their faith, and to pray for those who are suffering for their faith.
Today also happens to be Boxing Day. And this does NOT refer to a boxing fight. Instead, it refers to the day when you take boxes of food and necessities to the poor and needy.