Today’s Reflection December 19

Most of us in the world today live far from Jesus Christ, the incarnate God who came to dwell among us. We live our lives by philosophies amid worldly affairs and occupations that totally absorb us and are a great distance from the manger. In all kinds of ways, God has to prod us and reach out to us again and again so that we can manage to escape from the muddle of our thoughts and activities and discover the way that leads to Him. But a path exists for all of us. The Lord provides everyone with tailor-made signals. He calls each one of us so that we too can say, “Come on, let us go over to Bethlehem, to the God who has come to meet us.” Yes, indeed. God has set out towards us. Left to ourselves we could not reach him. The path is too much for our strength. But God has come down. He comes towards us. He has traveled the longer part of the journey. Now he invites us: “Come and see how much I love you. Come and see that I am here.” –– Pope Benedict XVI


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