(Fourth Sunday of Advent)
Sunday, December 23, 2018
This is how Mary looks at Christmas:
Christmas is a time to be drawn closer to one another, to acknowledge the goodness in each other (Mary visits her cousin Saint Elizabeth).
It is the time for he nations of the world to be drawn closer to each other in peace and mutual respect.
Christmas is a time to turn our weaknesses into strength, our chains into freedom, our sorrows into joy. “The Mighty One has done great things for me” (Luke 1:49). Mary, the humble handmaid, the lowly servant of the Lord, becomes the mother of God, the mother of humankind.
Christmas is the time to hear that God wants to be ONE with all of us, just like Mary is united with the child she conceives in her womb.
We must remain ONE in God during Christmas time and always. Christmas will make sense only if we make God part of our being, not only at Christmas time, but at all times.
(By Jesús A. Diez Canseco)