Thursday, December 25, 2008

Daily Office Reflection: Merry Christmas!

Psalms 2, 85 * 110:1-7, 132; Zechariah 2:10-23; 1John 4:7-10; John 3:31-36

Today is the day! Christ is born!

We had two amazing services last night. One at 5 which was geared towards children and adults with the heart of children, and then the 10 pm traditional Christmas Eve service, with hymns and choral performances. Delight and amazement and deep joy was not only in the air but in the faces, in the eyes of the parishioners there. We are gearing up for this morning's service where I am sure to see a similar sight.

What a wondrous thing we celebrate today: God taking human form to be with us, be among us, be one with us. I think about all those Christmas' past, all those Christmas' celebrated today, all those to come, and am awestruck. What an idea, what a thing to be part of, this web of spirit that ties all of us together.

Whether celebrating with family, friends, acquaintances, a mix of all of those, or alone, we are all tied to this mysterious idea and this mysterious love that is Christ, an infant in a manger, who changed the world as it was known. That same power resonates in the world, changing it as we breathe.  Merry Christmas.

Copyright 2008, John F. Dwyer. All Rights Reserved

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