Weekend Reflections for January 2, 2015
A favorite bumper sticker: "God loves everyone in the world...no exceptions!" At the deepest level here is this simple truth of Epiphany: Christ has come for ALL people. The "tenderness" of Christmas, the warm feelings that we share at Christmas time are meant to console us and strengthen us so that we can embrace our Lord Jesus Christ as He is now. The picture of our Messiah is the picture of Christ humbly drawing all people--not to dominate but to bless.
As we begin the new year we, like the Magi, can let God reach out to us in mysterious ways (our "star") and draw us in-- so that we can offer our gifts and take home with us Love itself.