Thursday, December 23, 2010

Advent reflection -- Dec. 23

This is today’s reflection from “How Far Is It to Bethlehem? A Spiritual Guide for Advent 2010” by Sr. Carol Perry, S.U. for Marble Collegiate Church.

“So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph and the child lying in a manger.” Luke 2:16

Don’t you love this image of the decisive, firm-stepping shepherds? Having decided what they should do, they are off, quickly covering the ground between their rock-strewn fields and the cave where the Child lies. May our spiritual steps be equally ready. “If we lift the wooden latch may we go in?” asks our carol. We know the answer.

Let us pray with joy and gratitude for the One we will find bedded on straw in that manger.

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