Reflection for Dec. 21, 2014

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Rejoice! Jesus is with us -- always!


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by Sister Rose Jochmann

Can you believe it? Christmas is just a few days away!  How is your Advent preparation going? Have you had some time to remember what the season is about?  

Christmas is the culmination of our Advent preparation. We celebrate that Jesus, the Son of God, came to live among us, to take on our humanness. That means Jesus knows our human suffering, our human pain, our challenges with relationships. But, Jesus also knows our human joy, our human happiness, and the beauty of relationships. More than that, at Christmas we celebrate that Jesus continues to live with each of us. Jesus promised us, as recorded in Matthew's Gospel, that he will be with us always, until the end of time.

So, as you finish your preparations for Christmas, don't let yourself get stressed and anxious.  Remember that the Lord is near -- the Lord is with you. Rejoice!  Bring that good news to all those you meet on Christmas and throughout the Christmas season.


4 Comment(s)

  • Cheryl: Friday, December 19, 2014

    Thank you! Merry Christmas!

  • Michelle B.: Friday, December 19, 2014

    Rejoice is right! Thank you for the lovely reminder, Sister.

  • fran: Friday, December 19, 2014

    Rejoice in the Lord always. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

  • fran: Saturday, December 20, 2014

    We always need reminders that Jesus is coming and yet is here. Thanks for your suggestions.