Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Day reflection

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.

“They shall call him Emmanuel, which means ‘God with us.’” Matthew 1:23

The entire theology of Christmas rests in this name. We have come through these weeks to celebrate His desire to be among us. This stuns the mind and so is too easy to dismiss. Let us pray in joy with that name today, reminding ourselves that the God who made us wants to share our human lives of birth and growth and pain and joy -- to be a God with us, not a God residing on an unattainable height.”

Let us pray in gratitude to our “God in His mother’s arms” as our carol says. We see our heart’s desire.

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