Weekend Reflections for 12/18/15
A good friend of mine once said that if you truly believe that in the stable at Bethlehem the infant born to Mary is the son of God then everything else we profess in our faith is a piece of cake. He was not being flippant, but dead serious. From the first time I reflected upon this until now I've appreciated the simple truth of his statement.
The heart of the matter for me is mind-boggling and joyfully overwhelming. Our God so much wants us to be one of us and for us to be one with the Lord that Jesus comes into our world in this manner, so simply, so bereft of all human comfort, so willing to enter into very troubling time in our human history. Our world and all peoples needed him and his message then just as it does now.
The great gift of Christmas is Jesus, that the Son our God is fully one of us and with us. May he open our hearts and minds to appreciate and rejoice in this great gift of himself and his love for us.
A blessed and joyful Christmas to you and yours!