The Nativity of the Lord
Christmas Day, the day we have all been waiting for. Advent is over and now we are joining Mary, Joseph, the Angels, shepherds, kings, and many others to go to the manger to welcome God who came to us. Mary - filled with love for her child, and Joseph - ready to protect them, angels - announcing the wonderful great news, the shepherds - rejoicing, the magi - bringing their gifts. All of them came to Jesus with love and joy. However, as you know, not everyone was rejoicing. There were those who didn’t believe, those who rejected Him and even Herod who wanted to kill the child. Christ does not come to us only in this Christmas season. He is being born each time we celebrate the mass, He is being born during the Eucharist and comes to us in that holy bread, holy host that we receive. On this Christmas day, think about all those who welcomed Jesus over 2000 years ago and ask yourself: how do I welcome Jesus who comes to me in the Eucharist? Is my heart filled with awe, joy, love, respect like Mary’s, Joseph’s, shepherds’, and magi’? Am I ready like the angels to announce His presence to the world? Or does the Eucharist not mean much to me anymore? Where am I today, what do I bring to God?