Come, Lord Jesus!
Tomorrow is December 17th, and the Church enters into the octave of proximate preparation for Christmas. What does all that mean? Well, aside from the fact there are only 8 days until Christmas, the liturgies of the Church change to relate a more urgent sense of anticipation and preparation for the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. In the commercial realm it is a frenzied time of people rushing to and fro to find just the right gift, but we need not be rushed or frenzied. We already have the perfect gift for God in honor of the Incarnation of His only Son: souls oriented toward eternal life, hearts afire with love for Christ, benevolent spirits mirroring God’s care for humanity. As we make our way through these last days leading up to Christmas, may we all take time to pause and thank God for the Gift of His Son, for His divine inspiration, for His graciousness to us. And may the attitude of Mary imbue all that we think, say, and do: “My soul magnifies the Lord; My spirit rejoices in God, my Savior; Let it be done according to Your Will.”
For the Greater Glory of God,