Christmas has become a time of parties, gifts, and family reunions. Of late it seems Christmas has also become a way of pushing agenda, both good and bad. For Catholic Christians, Christmas is more than that. We believe Christmas is a celebration of God becoming man through a woman.
Most of us don’t spend a whole lot of time pondering that event. Push comes to shove I’m not sure how many Catholic Christians believe it. Sometimes I’m not sure I believe it. The adult in me says it’s a very nice fairy-tale, like Santa. Then I remind myself that the stories of Santa Claus did come from the fact of St. Nicholas.
This Christmas spend some time thinking about the incarnation, God becoming man. Know that if you are suffering God understands. He understands physical and emotional hardship. He understands the loss of dear ones. He understands manipulative agenda, fickleness, hypocrisy, rejection, betrayal, and doubt. He even understands what it means to go through the dying process. Remember also, He understands family reunions, gifts, parties, laughter, happiness, warmth, and hope. So, when you celebrate, do so in union with Him.
The Creator has become one of His created. Blessed are you who believe…
Scripture quote from Luke 1:45. Picture is mine from 2014