Monday, December 25
Is 52:7-10; Ps 98:1-6; Heb 1:1-6; Jn 1:1-18
And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. Jn 1:14
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings glad tidings, announcing peace, bearing good news, announcing salvation, and saying to Zion, “Your God is King!” Is 52:7
As I reflected on the scriptures for today, I said to myself, “Where is the crib, the Holy Family, the star, the angels, and the shepherds?” Aren’t these the symbols of Christmas? Instead we have the words from John, “And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” These are amazing words. God chose to come and live among us. In Jesus we have a model of how to live our human life. We celebrate this in a special way today. How different our relationship with God would be if we did not have Jesus who dwelt among us. We have a relationship with God who has experienced all the joys and sufferings, births and deaths, and all the various forms of relationships. It’s not just a Christmas Day event. We celebrate God among us every day of our lives. We respond as in the words of Isaiah, bringing glad tidings, bearing good news, announcing salvation and saying, “God is King!”
We thank you Jesus for coming and living among us and giving us an example of how to live a life of love, care, and generosity. We ask for your guidance as we strive to live as you lived.
Live today with the joy of knowing Jesus dwells among us.
Celebrate the joy of Christmas!
Sister Marie Hogan