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Today's Gospel: Mass During the Day - John 1:1-18
Christmas Mass. This is the beginning of Christmas for me, the high point. This is when I am reminded of what this holy day is all about. I feel grounded and ready to celebrate after going to Mass. Ready to love and hug my children and grandchildren and not worry or fret about gifts or how parties will go. Not worry about anything.
What else matters after celebrating the Incarnation? What matters more than Jesus and His love for us?
The rest is all just decorations on the cake. Nuts sprinkled on the fudge. The gifts and parties are just added flavor. If any of our celebrations goes wrong, it would not change the fact that God came to earth. God came to His children.
Growing old is hard: illnesses, hospital visits, doctors’ visits, memory not working right, glasses for poor vision, hearing aids for poor hearing. My husband often says that if it wasn’t for doctors’ visits, we would have no social life at all. He is only half-joking. But growing old has its gifts. Instead of looking at the negative things in our lives, appreciating our family and friends brings us joy and peace and love. And we don’t take anyone or anything for granted. We are so aware that life is too short.
Jesus gives meaning to our lives, through both our sad times and our celebrations. His love reminds us of what is important.
His light overcomes the dark times.
When has Jesus helped you through a dark time?
Jesus, thank You for Your gifts of light and love. Help us to be aware of Your presence in our lives every day. Amen.
Copyright 2021 Colleen Spiro