Thursday, December 18, 2014
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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.
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